When Minnesota parents go through a divorce, it can be hard to separate the arguments with an ex from their roles as parents. Consciously or not, many parents try to get their kids on their side, and against the other parent. This puts the child in a terribly awkward position, and in extreme cases it can lead to serious problems with child custody.
In an unusual case, a Minnesota family law court removed four of five children from the custody of both their parents after the parents' acrimonious divorce allegedly spilled over into their relations with their children. The parents were from wealthy backgrounds, but their divorce involved messy battles over money, complete with accusations of fraud and lying. Their child custody dispute is, perhaps, even uglier.