Reality TV star Kathryn Dennis has been having supervised afternoon visits with her children. This stems from a recent court ruling that changes a previous child custody agreement that Dennis had with her ex, Thomas Ravenel. The former couple were in a shared custody arrangement before a family court judge handed down a new ruling.
The court previously ruled that Dennis and Ravenel would share custody
Ravenel is also a reality TV star as well as a politician. He and Dennis have two children together. Ravenel’s political career took a nosedive after he was arrested for assault and battery regarding an incident that took place in 2015 with his children’s nanny. Ravenel settled the case, and the judge overseeing his family court case ruled that he and Dennis should share custody of their kids.
Both parents have accused each other of being unfit
Dennis and Ravenel have been in and out court multiple times regarding child-related issues. Each has told the court that the other has abused drugs and alcohol. Both parents have denied the allegations. Due to the sensitive nature of the issues involved in this case, the court has sealed its records, which means details as to why the judge recently removed custody from Dennis are not available to the public.
The court makes decisions based on children’s well being
In all child custody cases in New Jersey and beyond, the court always has children’s best interests in mind when handing down its rulings. As circumstances unfold or situations develop in a child’s life, the court may use its discretion to modify an existing order, such as it has in the Dennis versus Ravenel case. A concerned parent may seek support from an experienced family law attorney to protect his or her rights, especially if a co-parent has accused him or her of being unfit.