Oh No Sandra! This Is Terrible News – A Los Angeles Lawyer Tells Us You Won't Get Custody Of Jesse's Kids!

Tue, March 23, 2010 9:00pm EST by 2 Comments


Do you think it’s fair Sandra won’t be able to legally claim the kids she treated like her own?

If Sandra Bullock divorces Jesse James, the Oscar-winning actress will lose more than just her husband — she’ll also lose the step-daughter she’s come to love as her own. Despite reports claiming Sandra is seeking custody of Jesse’s six-year-old daughter Sunny, a lawyer tells HollywoodLife.com no judge will let that happen.

“[Sandra] has no right to custody of that child,” Los Angeles-based attorney Steve Cron explains. “No matter how close the relationship, she’s not the mother. She’s not going to get custody of that child no matter what she tries to do.”

It was said earlier today, March 23, that Sandra, 45, would seek custodial rights on the grounds that Jesse’s ex-wife, porn star Janine Lindemulder, is an unfit mother and Jesse, 40, is an adulterer. However, California law doesn’t automatically deem adulterers like Jesse unfit for parenting, as HollyScoop also found.

“They would have to determine if he is an unfit parent — and you have to show a lot, not just infidelity,” Cron says. “Then the court would determine the remedy. For example, does he need parenting classes, etc.? They do whatever they can to keep the child with the parent.”

Sorry, Sandra! You’ll have to convince Jesse to let you visit Sunny, which we’re sure you’ll do, and often. You’re a good person — and a good parent.

Do you think Sandra should be allowed to have custody of her step-daughter? Why?

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Posted at 11:17 PM on March 23, 2010  

The child has a mother, who she was raised with and living with until last year. She knows who her mother is and neither her mother nor her father is unfit. Sandra is a step-mother, possibly an ex-step-mother. No, she shouldn’t have any legal rights over a child who has two biological parents both fighting to spend more time with her. A child has two parents, and step-parents need to respect those boundaries. Any third party would be completely selfish to try to come between those most important relationships in a child’s life. Thank goodness family courts realize that and respect that.

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Rachel Gaspar

Posted at 11:47 PM on March 23, 2010  

Keep in mind-the best interest of a child is NOT always the biological parents. Parenting a child does not go hand in hand with giving birth to a child. Neither Jesse nor his ex-wife seem to be living up to the full job…and it seems like both were more than willing to have Sandra fill the role while they pursued other activities. It is sad that our society can recognize adoption as a legal means of being a parent but step-parenting is a second class role even if the child is more connected and bonded with the adult who married into the family. Perhaps courts need to take a closer look at what constitutes parent-child bonds as the shape of families changes to include more and more adults who raise step-children as a primary caretaker. Do you have to stay married to a cheater to remain in the life of a child who has your heart?????

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