Thursday 23 January 2020

Trump Jr divorce judge praises couple

Donald Trump Jr and his wife Vanessa speak after a divorce hearing at the New York State Supreme Courthouse. Photo: Reuters
Donald Trump Jr and his wife Vanessa speak after a divorce hearing at the New York State Supreme Courthouse. Photo: Reuters

A New York judge congratulated Donald Trump Jr and his estranged wife Vanessa yesterday for resolving child custody issues as they proceed toward divorce.

State Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz began a brief proceeding in open court by saying he understood they had agreed to resolve all issues regarding their five children and parental rights. Lawyers said they expected a written agreement on child custody would be completed in several weeks.

"I congratulate you for working those things out," the judge told the couple, who entered and left court together.

The initial court appearance, which lasted less than 10 minutes, came after Ms Trump filed for divorce in March. Though the action was initially listed as uncontested, it was later changed to a contested action. Norman Heller, a lawyer for Mr Trump Jr, said the couple expect to quickly resolve financial conflicts because there were "only a few issues left" to resolve.

The 2007 birth of the couple's first child made Donald Trump a grandfather a decade before he became president. Former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle recently left the network amid news that she's dating Mr Trump Jr.

Irish Independent

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