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Sherri Shepherd Must Pay Child Support for Baby She Was 'Tricked Into'

The Sherri Shepherd surrogacy saga has come to an end for now. A judge ruled that the actress and former The View co-host must pay child support to her ex, Lamar Sally, who is raising the baby he and Shepherd conceived via surrogate. While Shepherd must pay Sally approximately $4,000 a month in support, she can still… » 7/01/15 2:10pm 7/01/15 2:10pm

Woman Who Left Kids in Car During Job Interview Regains Custody

There's some good news in the case of Shanesha Taylor, the 35-year-old homeless Air Force veteran who lost custody of her children after being arrested for leaving two of her kids in a car alone on a hot day while she attended a job interview. After five months, she has been granted full custody of her children. Her… » 9/02/14 3:30pm 9/02/14 3:30pm

Olympic Skier's Custody Battle Wins Gold Medal In WTF

It's a classic love story — boy meets girl. Girl gets pregnant. Boy and Girl break up. Girl moves to a different state for college. Boy sues Girl for custody of the fetus. Court rules Fetus belongs with Boy. Girl forced to give Fetus to Boy and Boy's New Wife. Boy is Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller. Classic. Love.… » 11/25/13 3:45pm 11/25/13 3:45pm

Former NYPD Officer Acquitted of Rape Unsurprisingly Determined an ‘Unfit’ Parent in Custody Battle

Kenneth Moreno, one of the pithily nicknamed NYPD "rape cops" who was cleared on all but three charges of "official misconduct" despite a preponderance of evidence (including surveillance footage) suggesting that he raped a woman in her apartment while his partner played lookout, is back in the courts, this time… » 12/22/12 2:30pm 12/22/12 2:30pm

Teen Embroiled in Horrifying Joint Custody Battle With Her Rapist

A young Massachusetts woman and her family have suddenly been thrown into a nightmarish legal battle to keep her admitted rapist from seeking joint custody of the child he fathered from his crime. A probate court's decision to order the man to pay child support means that he can now also petition the court for joint… » 9/26/12 12:40pm 9/26/12 12:40pm

Parents Leave Daughter at Chuck E. Cheese, Don't Notice Until They See Her on the News

Many families have oft-told stories of the time they drove off and accidentally left little Jimmy at the gas station or dashed out of the house with baby Sarah still in her crib, but those tales usually end with an almost immediate discovery of the forgotten child and a quick return to fetch him or her. Not so with… » 3/07/12 11:55pm 3/07/12 11:55pm

Divorcing Couples Discover They Can Also Fight Over Their Pets


You usually hear about couples waging epic battles for custody of their children when they split up, but more and more people are learning that they can also fight over custody of their pets. And why not since pets are often considered members of the family. Mo Rocca delved into the different arrangements people make… » 11/27/11 2:35pm 11/27/11 2:35pm

Obesity Is Becoming A Popular Issue In Custody Battles


Fights over which parent will get custody of a child after a divorce can turn nasty for any number of reasons—some fair, some just plain crazy—but there's one point of contention that's quickly finding its way into custody battles across the country: obesity. Legal experts are saying, according to the Wall Street… » 10/30/11 3:30pm 10/30/11 3:30pm

Mom With Breast Cancer Loses Custody Of Kids

Last week the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that Alaina Giordano's children must move to Chicago to live with their father. Giordano's breast cancer has been an issue in the custody dispute (though there are also allegations of cheating, poor parenting, and domestic violence from both parents), and she says she… » 8/14/11 9:52pm 8/14/11 9:52pm