So I assume you have heard that on March 1, 2011, a Judge temporarily removed Charlie Sheen’s 23 month old twins from his care after his estranged wife, Brooke Mueller was granted a ex parte temporary restraining order.
Mueller alleged in her court pleadings that Sheen said, “I will cut your head off, put it in a box and send it to your mom” according to TMZ. The temporary restraining order prohibits Sheen from going near Mueller and also ordered Sheen to turn over his twin babies to Mueller.
So herein lies the real tragedy for these twins. Mueller’s attorney informed the court that Mueller was in a treatment facility for substance abuse and could only see the twins for 4 hours per day. In reality, the court really ordered that the twin boys be turned over to the care of Mueller’s mother.
In making a determination as to whether to terminate or suspend a parent’s visitation rights at this juncture, the court must find that the visitation is detrimental to the best interests of the minor child(ren). The minor child’s best interest warrants a suspension or denial of visitation where there is a finding of abuse or violence which endangers the child’s health, safety or welfare. However, even with these findings, the court may still allow visitation but with certain limitations such as supervision, no overnights or other provisos such as drug and alcohol tests for a designated period of time.
In this case, it appears as though there will be a protracted custody battle.How do you even begin to argue who should have custody of these children? On one hand, you have Charlie who’s admitted to doing drugs, and has two of his stripper “goddess girlfriends” taking care of the children while he does rants on talk shows and buries himself deeper and deeper in the land of the bizarre and dangerous–all in his free time.
On the other side, you have Brooke who has been in and out of rehab several times over the past few years and now will be appearing in a reality show with Paris Hilton. So is she miraculously taking care of those children while she’s out partying with Paris? Mueller sends her kids off to Charlie and his two porn girlfriends when she decides she needs some free time to party. Can you say R-E-S-P-O-N-S-I-B-L-E?
Neither Mueller or Sheen appear to be fit and proper parents to care for the twins. Where the court finds that neither parent is fit to have custody of the children, the court may look to other persons with whom the child has been living and the stability of that person and environment.
At this point, I would not trust either Sheen or Mueller to care for my goldfish, let alone twin boys. Hopefully, the court will concur and further mandate that both of these parents do what is necessary to PROVE they can parent and nurture these children.
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