It’s very common for divorcing couples to fight over custody of their children. But a new legal question is being raised in the celebrity divorce case of Rosie O’Donnell and her
ex-Michelle Rounds. Who gets custody of the baby pictures? This is the latest issue to be raised in a very contentious divorce proceeding.
What is clear is that a picture of the ex-couple’s 2 year old daughter was posted by Rosie O’Donnell to her instagram account. What is not clear is who owns the rights to that picture? Ms. Rounds is claiming that she was the one who took the picture; therefore, she owns the rights to it and can block it from being published anywhere. Rosie obviously feels she has rights to the picture as the child is hers and that she can post the picture where she chooses. Apparently this question will be up to the judge to answer. Depending upon how the judge rules in this case, custody of baby pictures may become a new facet of child custody disputes.
Former Olympic Champion Bruce Jenner made headlines recently as the first photos of his transformation to Caitlyn Jenner were published. Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) appears on the cover of the upcoming Vanity Fair issue.
Bruce Jenner’s divorce from Kris Jenner was finalized in March of 2015. Now that the couple have finally divorced, Caitlyn (Bruce) is claiming the cause of the divorce was not gender issues but rather because mistreatment and abusive behavior on the part of Kris to then Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner. The timing of Caitlyn’s comments seem odd; just when Kris has come out and publicly supported her, Caitlyn has been making disparaging comments about Kris. Might Caitlyn be muddying the waters in advance of a custody dispute? Perhaps Caitlyn is going to be seeking custody of the parties’ children and she wants the court of public opinion on her side.
Something tells me there is more to these latest comments by Caitlyn about Kris. If so, this could become a landmark custody case because of all the associated gender identity issues. No doubt, gender identity issues and the transgender lifestyle would be a big part of any pending custody dispute. The outcome could have far reaching implications for the future of family law.