'Basketball Wives' star Gloria Govan denied primary custody of her twins with Matt Barnes
Govan is unable to argue her position in the custody battle due to her being currently under criminal investigation for her felony child endangerment arrest earlier this month.
Gloria Govan's child custody battle with Matt Barnes is still on-going and as the updates continue to unfurl, things continue to not work in the 'Basketball Wives' star's favor. In a recent hearing, Govan tried to move forward with her fight by requesting a judge to give her back the primary custody of her twins with Matt Barnes. Sadly, however, The Blast reports that in the latest hearing, even though she showed up with her legal tea and presented a compact argument, the judge did not budge when it came to the custody. Meaning, he wasn't going to change the custody order, explaining that he was going to "refrain" from making any modifications for the time being.
Govan had filed the documents on Wednesday with her attorney Mark Gross, and argued that any “alleged danger to the children” is a result of the conflict between her and Barnes, but e former couple currently have a temporary restraining order in place to prevent any further conflict between the two.
Her attorney also stated that Govan is unable to argue her position in the custody battle due to her being currently under criminal investigation for her felony child endangerment arrest that had happened earlier this month.
But her request to the court still asks back the custody of her children be granted back to her, while Barnes gets to be put on his previous visitation schedule. At the same, the outlet had also recently reported that as ordered by a judge, Govan would only get monitored visitation in four-hour blocks, while also granting Barnes his restraining order that would keep Govan 100 yards away from him.
Govan's attorney, however, filed documents that reveal her last two monitored visitations since the change and brought up how she has received glowing reviews from the monitor. The documents specifically note that she “maintained a safe environment for the twins at all times, especially while they were in the pool.” The report also goes on to establish the positive relationship between Govan's kids and those of her fiance, Derek Fisher.
Other than that, the said filing also noted how there was a minor hassle in Barnes' time with the kids, as he had allegedly sent a nanny over to pick the kids up without previously notifying the monitor about the change in plans - resulting in the monitor being forced to check the nanny's driver license. Sadly, despite all these efforts, the judge remained still on his rule and Govan still doesn't have the custody of her twins back.