Menu Contact
Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri
Schedule A Consultation 781-489-3759

Child custody turmoil looms for Heidi Klum and Seal

Quite understandably, when a couple with children decides to divorce, the issues relating to child custody can become very difficult to sort through. Even in marriage, parents may often disagree about how the children should be raised, and these disagreements can be heightened during a divorce. When it comes to child custody, easy answers can be rare.

Such a situation has entered the headlines recently with the divorce of "Project Runway" host Heidi Klum and her husband Seal. As some Massachusetts readers may know, the pair, who share four children, announced their separation in January. On April 6, Klum proceeded with the divorce by filing the necessary documents. In her papers, she requested that she have primary physical custody and that Seal have visitation rights.

However, Seal has filed a response to those papers. In it, he requested that he and Klum share joint physical custody of their children. That may set the grounds for a vigorous legal battle, although the issue may also be resolved as the divorce proceeds. When parents disagree on custodial rights, it is often left to a judge to decide the matter.

Many Massachusetts parents can likely relate to the custody battle between Seal and Klum. Courts take many different factors into consideration when determining child custody arrangements. While the needs and wishes of the parents are certainly considered, the best interests of the children are always the top priorities. It will be interesting to see how Klum and Seal work out their custody arrangement.

Source: NY Daily News, "Seal files response to wife Heidi Klum's divorce petition, asks for joint physical custody of couple's four kids," Nancy Dillon, April 10, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact Our Law Firm

To make an appointment, call 781-489-3759 or send an email to schedule an initial consultation. We serve clients throughout the Boston area. Our firm can take your call 24 hours a day and meet with you during business hours, evenings and weekends. For your convenience, we accept Visa and MasterCard.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy


27 Mica Lane, Suite 101
Wellesley, MA 02481

Phone: 781-489-3759
Phone: 781-239-8984
Fax: 781-239-8986
Wellesley Law Office Map

Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri


781-489-3759 781-239-8986 - Fax