We've heard about it all summer. We've heard of the allegations affecting the child custody outcome. We've heard the audio tapes or at least some of them. We've noticed the silent denial as to the tapes. We've seen the reports of Oksana on the Larry King show. We know that the issues include, child's best interest; the Father is out of control and shouldn't have any child custody rights because of his untreated medical condition; we've heard that the Mother should only have limited or supervised visitation because of her monetary extortion attempt. As a San Diego Certified Family Law Specialist attorney, I am well aware of the arguments that will be made on both sides, however, which side will make the better argument?
According to news coverage as to this case, we will soon have our answers to these issues and questions as reportedly, the Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva child custody hearing will occur on Monday, November 21, 2010. Reportedly, Oksana will say that Mel Gibson is out of control. He must take his medication. Oksana claims to be a domestic violence victim. She states that she fears for her safety, and also for the safety of baby Lucia. Conversely, Mel Gibson intends to show up in court and to request the physical custody of the child because, reportedly, he alleges that Oksana is out of control; she is angry with Mel Gibson and only seeking a monetary extortion from Mr. Gibson thereby resulting in her not acting in the child's best interst.
We can picture Mel Gibson's attorney arguing that the law of the state of California, in the attorney's opinion, requires that both parents share the child. And, that Oksana's obsession with cashing in Mr. Gibson's wealth has caused her to fight viciously and deplorably in a manner that prevents her from being willing to share child custody with Mr. Gibson. We can picture Oksana's attorney equally passionate with the counter argument: