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Wife of rocker Scott Stapp receives sole child custody

Rockers make the news in Colorado for a variety of different reasons. They likely prefer that news headlines deal with a chart-topping hit or sold out concert. Unfortunately, their personal, rather than professional, lives are often splashed on the front pages of tabloids and other news sources. For example, rocker Scott Stapp, former vocalist for Creed, has been in the news for several different reasons, but most recently because his wife was awarded sole child custody of their children.

According to some reports, Stapp has been experiencing problems for some time now. Police claim they discovered him on the side of the road intoxicated. At the time, he claimed that someone attempted to poison him. In November, he released a video claiming that he was not on drugs. He has recently been put on a 72-hour psychiatric hold, and, after he was released, his estranged wife and her sister claim he made threats to kill President Obama.

A judge has recently awarded sole legal and physical custody of their three children, ranging in age from 4 to 16, to his wife. Additionally, Stapp is forbidden to return to the family home, which has been designated as the residence of his wife and the children. A post the oldest child made on social media claims that his father has chosen drugs over his family.

Many child custody cases in Colorado deal with difficult issues. In a case such as this, a judge must determine what is in the best interest of the children in the middle of such a dispute. Sometimes this determination involves giving sole custody to one parent. If a person loses custody of his or her children due drug or mental health issues, a judge may be willing to revisit the issue if that person takes action to improve his or her situation.

Source: New York Daily News, "Scott Stapp loses custody of three children, not allowed to return home: report", Kirthana Ramisetti, Dec. 12, 2014

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