In his role as a psychiatrist on his hit television show "Frasier," Kelsey Grammer was often able to come to the aid of others who needed advice on how to handle stressful situations. He probably could have used Dr. Frasier Crane's advice last week when he came face-to-face with his ex-wife Camille Grammer for the first time in more than a year due to a child custody dispute.
The couple, who were married for more about 13 years, split in July 2010 in what became a bitter, drawn-out spectacle that was constant fodder for tabloids. Their divorce was finalized in February. Their latest court appearance in Los Angeles last week was over Kelsey's Grammer's attempt to spend six days this week with his children. His ex-wife, a star on the reality TV show "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," had contested the trip because she alleged he would not take the children to their scheduled activities during that time.
The judge, who ordered the courtroom cleared of everyone except the couple and their attorneys, ruled that Kelsey could take the children for the six days but that he would have to ensure the children went to all their scheduled activities.
The two have been locked in a custody dispute since their divorce. Camille, who lives in Los Angeles, wants sole custody of the couple's 9-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son while giving Kelsey visitation rights. Kelsey, who lives in New York, wants the son to live with him and the daughter to live with Camille.
In cases such as this, it is important to remember that the children's well-being comes first. An experienced child custody attorney can help in reaching a compromise that ensures the best outcome for the children.