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Update: ‘Housewives’ Adrienne Maloof defeats emergency custody hearing

On behalf of Law Office of Ann A. Thomson, A Professional Law Corporation posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

The real life divorce of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills continues. The pending divorce proceedings — filed by both Adrienne Maloof and her estranged husband Paul Nassif — have recently been accompanied by emergency child custody hearings in California for the couple’s three minor children.

It was reported that Paul Nassif filed an emergency custody petition in a California court regarding the custody of the couple’s children. In the emergency custody petition, Paul Nassif claimed he needed immediate custody of their children due to Adrienne Maloof’s alleged violent behavior. The petition alleged Adrienne Maloof has established a pattern of abuse towards her estranged husband. The reported abuse was allegedly both verbal and physical. Paul Nassif claims the alleged abuse occurred in the physical presence of the estranged couple’s children and thereby affected their welfare. The estranged couple’s children are currently under the custody of Adrienne Maloof.

The presiding judge of the emergency custody petition rejected Paul Nassif’s petition and the children’s current custody arraignments will stay in place. The emergency custody petition was rejected because the presiding judge determined there was insufficient proof of harm or danger if the children remained under Adrienne Maloof’s custody. It is noted the alleged verbal and physical abuse used as the underlying reason for the emergency custody hearing occurred prior to the estranged couple’s separation.

In addition to child custody arrangements, it is reported the couple may face challenges over the ownership of their home. Reportedly, Adrienne Maloof is seeking to sell their home and Paul Nassif seeks to retain and move back into the residence. Divorces and child custody issues have the potential to create challenging disputes between divorcing couples and an experienced attorney can ensure a divorcing spouse receives a fair determination in these types of hearings.

Source: The Examiner, “Paul Nassif denied custody after Adrienne Maloof parties like a single woman Adrienne Maloof,” Mary Jane, Sept. 9, 2012


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