While some people in Florida may look at the lifestyles of the rich and the famous and be in awe, wealthy and famous people go through many of the same experiences as those who are less affluent. For example, one billionaire couple, Ken Griffin and his estranged wife Anne Dias Griffin, recently filed for a divorce and seem to be disagreeing on the best options for their children regarding child custody. Dias Griffin recently filed papers requesting sole custody of the couple's three young children.
While the couple married in 2003, Dias Griffin claims her estranged husband moved out of the house in Feb. 2012 while she was pregnant with their third child. In court papers, she asserts that Griffin has not lived in the same house as the children since that time, excluding a three-week period after the youngest child was born. In her request for sole custody with visitation for Griffin, Dias Griffin claims that Griffin has previously shown little interest in the care of his children.
Sources close to Griffin dispute these claims, alleging that Dias Griffin is only using the children as pawns in their divorce battle. According to sources, Griffin has a close relationship with the children and plays a role in their lives. In his original divorce filing, he requested joint custody. He has also requested that the court create a parenting schedule.
In all child custody cases, the most important thing a court must consider is the best interest of the children. Many people in Florida who have found themselves in a similar situation have sought guidance from those with experience in handling child custody proceedings. With this guidance, many parents have been able to be a strong advocate for their children.