|[Photo of Deion Sanders from wikipedia]|
The divorce between former football star Deion Sanders and his spouse, Pilar, continues to play out in the media spotlight. According to various news reports, this past week, Deion Sanders was awarded temporary custody of the parties' three children. Of course, no one can predict what the court will do at a final hearing.
As Augusta, Georgia divorce lawyers, we sometimes see one party being awarded temporary custody, at a temporary hearing, (which is called a thirty day conference here), only to see custody change by the time of the final hearing.
In some cases involving child custody, as divorce attorneys, we ask the judge to appoint a guardian ad litem to investigate which party should be awarded child custody, along with helping the judge to address child visitation issues. The guardian ad litem essentially operates as the "eyes and ears" of the court and reports back to the court with their recommendations.
Here's hoping that Deion and Pilar Sanders are able to work out their remaining issues outside the media spotlight.