Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock ordered not to speak in 'derogatory manner' near kids amid nasty divorce
Kelly Clarkson and her estranged husband Brandon Blackstock have been asked not to use “derogatory” words for each other in front of their kids. Court documents obtained by The Sun also revealed that Clarkson has been provided with the primary custody of six-year-old River and four-year-old Remy, since she has the capability to give “stability and continuity” to them.
The court filing stated that the “level of conflict between the parents has increased” and both of them are having a “difficult time co-parenting due to issues of trust between them.” The court also ordered the 38-year-old singer-songwriter and Blackstock to “not speak in a derogatory manner about the other parent to the minor children.” “The custodial parent shall not allow the minor children to be in the presence of any third party who speaks about the other parent in a derogatory manner.”
Reports also claimed that the estranged parents will share the joint custody of the kids and both of them have the right to decide for their health, education, and welfare. Though River and Remy will live with Clarkson, their father will get the parenting chance on every first, third and fifth weekend of each month. Also, at the time when one parent would be taking care of the kids and the other will have the full right to daily FaceTime calls at 5 pm each day or at an agreed time. Clarkson and Blackstock have also been asked by the court to not drive with the children “within 8 hours of consuming alcohol or any other intoxicating substance, including, but not limited to, any and all cannabis products.”
Blackstock was given time with the children for Thanksgiving. He was allowed to spend time with them from 2 pm on November 23 until 4 pm on November 29. The 43-year-old talent manager and the kids reportedly traveled out of state during that time. Also, from March 25 to April 2, Blackstock will get father-children time. Clarkson will get the time with River and Remy from the starting week of April until school resumes. During summertime, the kids will be living alternatively with their parents.
Also, the names and contact details of both Clarkson and Blackstock will be listed on children's’ all school documents. They are also ordered by the court to use the court app Our Family Wizard to share kids’ calendars and documents. The cost of transportation for the children will be funded by Clarkson.
The news of Clarkson’s custody win was first reported by PEOPLE. The magazine also reported that her ex-partner has demanded $5.2 million yearly in the name of spousal support. “Brandon's been equally unreasonable in his requests for child and spousal support, as well as attorney fees. Kelly's offered to pay for all the kids' expenses, but Brandon seems to think he is entitled to and needs $301K in spousal support and $135K in child support per month. Additionally, he's already asked for $2M for attorney fees when he's the one driving up the cost of the divorce with seven attorneys just representing him alone,” a source told the outlet.