custody battle

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Noun1.custody battle - litigation to settle custody of the children of a divorced couple
judicial proceeding, litigation - a legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The Belarusian former world number one, playing her first WTA Tour match in eight months because she will not leave California due to an ongoing custody battle over her son, broke five times to Watson's two to book a secondround meeting with US Open champion Sloane Stephens.
The court heard that the matter was hatched by the minor's mother after she lost custody battle in court.
After Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) kept his family in the dark about his relationship with Diana Dubois (Phylicia Rashad), the truth was revealed during his custody battle, and he lost both his daughter, Bella, and the trust of his family.
Jouny, who herself lost her now 6-year-old son in a custody battle, vowed that the fight to achieve fairness for women in the issue of custody will continue.
Following his death, Jason's children - Jack, 11, and 10-year-old Sarah - whose mother Mags died from cancer, were placed in the care of his sister Tracey Lynch and her husband David, following a prolonged custody battle with Ms Martens.
David, understandably, can't believe what his sister is doing especially when he's in the middle of a custody battle for Max.
ATLANTA -- A judge in Atlanta is set to hear arguments in a child custody battle between R&B singer Usher and his ex-wife.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were seeking ways to settle their divorce as the Hollywood stars entered the second week of a widely followed custody battle that has put their young daughter and the Church of Scientology in the media glare.
Dylan Howard, Editor in Chief of Celebuzz, says there are several reasons why that could be: "There could be a number of reasons for that, not the least being in a child custody battle like this, that if you do file for sole custody, ultimately you could end up making more money in terms of child support payments.
MEL Gibson and his Russian ex have finally settled their bitter financial and custody battle.
40pm Oscar-winning depiction of a bitter custody battle which arises when a woman returns to claim her young son after previously walking out on her family.
Padma is engaged in an ugly custody battle with American venture capitalist Adam Dell over their 10- month- old baby daughter, Krishna.