Channing Tatum files to change child custody agreement with Jenna Dewan for daughter Everly
Tatum explained in detail about the proposed visitation requests and his life as a single dad following the splitting of the couple last April
Actor Channing Tatum has asked a Los Angeles judge to put an official custody schedule in place for him and his estranged wife Jenna Dewan as they are close to the finishing line of their divorce.
The actor had the opinion that their daughter, Everly, will thrive more "with structure and consistency because she is happy and more relaxed when she knows a plan."
He explained in detail about the proposed visitation requests and his life as a single dad following the splitting of the couple last April, in court documents obtained by The Blast.
"Everly has appeared to adjust to our separation and living in two homes exceptionally well," the 38-year old actor summarized the transition.
According to legal procedures, the couple’s respective lawyers will meet beforehand to discuss what each person is asking for in the case, solve financial issues and determine whether or not they will be requesting expert witnesses. After this step is complete, they will meet in front of the judge to determine if or when their divorce will be settled.
Tatum is asking the court for split custody during the week. He wants custody on Mondays and Tuesdays, while his ex will have their daughter, Everly on Wednesdays and Thursdays; they would alternate her visitation on the weekends, according to the website.
Channing Tatum, his wife and daughter. Most adorable family, I'm dying. 😍💕👶 pic.twitter.com/GTV8wrfSoJ— Caroline Vorisek (@carolinevorisek) June 16, 2013
Tatum also suggested that each of them get two weeks during the summer holidays and split up Christmas Eve and Christmas Day evenly, and the same for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. He also hoped that his daughter’s birthdays can be split into two if they can agree on a joint celebration and Halloween to be spent together for a couple of hours of tricks and treating.
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Tatum also mentioned that Everly will be allowed to travel anywhere in the US with one of her parents without the permission of the other since they have family members all over the country. However, if she’s ever taken out of the country, both of them must agree on the same ground.
Tatum also explained the adjustments he made for his daughter, which included renting a home after his split with Jenna and decorating Everly’s room with some of her fairytales favorites like 'Alice in Wonderland'.
Tatum wanted to make sure that he is free on the custodial days for his daughter and he made the necessary arrangement for the same. He said, "I am committed to spending my custodial periods with Everly." He got into details about the games they will play, the obstacle course in his backyard and his daughter's amazing ability to win Candyland approximately 80% of the time.