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Thurman and ex involved in bitter custody battle

California residents often hear about the custody battles of the rich and famous. The fight over custody can be very tense period, which is often heightened when it is done in the public eye. That is the case with the current battle between actress Uma Thurman and her ex, financier Arpad Busson, over their 4-year-old daughter.

The custody dispute, which is being tried in a New York courtroom, centers around the couple's views regarding the next 12 years of their daughter's life, including where she will be educated and even who will take care of doctor's appointment. Busson has homes in London and the Bahamas and the exes are also arguing about where their daughter can spend long school vacations. Both parents have teenage children from previous relationships and both want their daughter to develop a close relationship with them.

Thurman and her ex, according to the court-appointed psychologist handling their case, have deep-set hostilities. Busson's lawyer has suggested that Thurman has mental problems and takes medication to deal with them, which makes her have wild mood swings. The psychologist, however, declared that Thurman's doctor had declared her healthy of any psychological problems and that the larger problem was the couple's own relationship, which she said was so bitter, they should not even be in the same room with each other.

In child custody cases such as this, the priority is always the best interest of the child. However, when parents are mired in bitterness towards each other, the dispute could lead to negative consequences that might threaten a child's emotional well-being and stability. In those cases, attorneys might help their clients by taking on some of the more stressful aspects of custody negotiation, so that the parents can focus on the health of their children and themselves.

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