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"Real Housewives" star and husband dispute child custody

The popular television show 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' revolves around the daily dramas of a group of wealthy housewives. While Colorado viewers may debate the authenticity of many of the show's storylines, one couple featured on the hit show are going through a very dramatic and very public divorce. Currently, they are struggling over issues of child custody. The pair has been back to court on the matter, and a judge has made a decision that strictly limits one spouse's access to the couple's three children.

Adrienne Maloof recently obtained a temporary restraining order against her husband of 10 years, Paul Nassif. The restraining order was granted based on Maloof's claims that her husband was behaving abusively toward their three boys. The couple returned to court shortly thereafter, at which time the family court judge in the case restricted Nassif to supervised visitation with his three sons.

It has been reported that the Department of Children and Family Services has found the claims of abuse to be unfounded. If that is the case, Nassif may be able to approach the court again and ask that his full rights to his children be reinstated. However, if Maloof's claims are in fact true, she could also ask the court to continue to limit her estranged husband's access to the kids.

When it comes to Colorado legal battles, few issues raise more contention and emotion than matters related to child custody. The courts are tasked with ensuring that the best interests of the child or children involved are met, and family court judges often err on the side of caution when making decision that promotes that goal. However, there are avenues of legal recourse available to parents who are unhappy with their custody determinations, and it is possible in many cases to approach the court and request a modification when circumstances warrant.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Adrienne Maloof Divorce: Paul Nassif Awarded Supervised Visitation," Sept. 27, 2012

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