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Ewan McGregor files for divorce and child custody may be an issue

There are many people in New York who are familiar with actor Ewan McGregor, who has acted in many movies and television shows over the years. But, many people may not know that the actor was married for 22 years and recently filed for divorce. He and his wife have been separated for a number of months, but McGregor just filed the divorce. In his divorce papers he is seeking joint child custody of his three minor children. However his wife is seeking sole physical custody while granting McGregor visitation with the children.

Child custody is an issue that must be determined in any divorce with minor children. Couples can come to agreements as to the final determination. However, if they are unable to reach an agreement, a judge will make the final decision for them. This decision would be based on what is in the best interest of the child, which is a highly specific decision. In addition to determining child custody, there would also have to be a determination for visitation for both parents. Custody is for decision making and visitation determines when each parent will have the children.

Child custody decisions can be very emotional decisions as they involve children, but they are one of many decisions that must be made during a divorce. Couples also have to make decisions about child support, asset division, spousal support and other decisions. All of these different issues can be complicated by themselves and can be even more difficult when all the emotions of a divorce are behind every decision.

There are many people with minor children who go through divorces every year in New York. While the outcome of each divorce is unique, the issues that must be resolved can be similar. This is true if the parent is a famous actor or not, and child custody decisions can be some of the most difficult and complicated decisions.

Source:, "Ewan McGregor's ex Eve Mavrakis breaks her silence: calls divorce 'disappointing and disgusting'" Jodi Guglielmi, Jan. 22, 2018

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