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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Did Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston go to a romantic getaway amid the actor's custody battle with ex Angelina Jolie?
Aside from their custody battle, the private judge will have to sort out their property settlement.
MEL B isn't allowed to leave the US for four months as she faces random drugs and booze tests as part of her child custody battle.
Summary: London [United Kingdom], June 18 (ANI): Prominent Hollywood star Brad Pitt, who is currently engaged in a custody battle with his former wife, Angelina Jolie, spent Father's Day with his children in London.
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.
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.
The star, who is gearing up for his fourth wedding next month, has revealed how his co-presenter helped him through a messy divorce and a custody battle for his kids.
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.