This week, Thomas and Kathryn went to court to attempt agree on custody of their two children. Today we know that an agreement as been reached and was accepted by the judge as the final judgement. Thomas has received full custody of the children. The agreement, posted exclusively by FitsNews states that he will consult with Kathryn on all major events regarding health, education and so forth. However, should the two disagree, Thomas is sole decision maker.
Kathryn will have open access to all medical and educational records of the children.
Kathryn’s visitation remains supervised for now. During Phase One, she can only see the children at Kathryn’s mother’s home or at her grandfather’s house in Mount Pleasant. Her mother will supervise visits in Monck’s Corner and Nancy Dennis (Kathryn’s Aunt) will supervise visits in Mount Pleasant. This arrangement is Phase One of the visitation agreement. During this phase she will have supervised visits every other weekend. This Phase continues for eight visits. Kathryn must continue to pass drug and alcohol tests in order to Keep these visitation rights. This phase should last approximately four months. If any visitations are missed, she must complete eight visits before moving to the next phase. Actually this phase will last until she has passed six months of hair follicle tests; however, the agreement also says this phase will last until October 15th. Kathryn will pick up and drop off the children from their daycare.
In Phase Two, is the same as Phase One. However, she will have eight hours of unsupervised visits from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday. The rest of the visitation must be supervised. This phase is set to last for two months.
Phase Three is the same as phase two with the addition of 8 hours of unsupervised visitation on Sundays.It also adds another full day (Monday) of supervised visits. This phase will last for two months.
Phase Four is the same as phase three with the addition of another full day of supervised visitation on Tuesdays. Also added is an overnight unsupervised visit from Saturday morning until Sunday evening. This is a two month phase.
During Phase Five, Kathryn would have the children for a full week of supervised visitation, plus from Friday night to Sunday night she can have unsupervised visitation.
Both parties have agreed to return to mediation after Kathryn is able to prove that she has been clean and sober for one year. The start date on that appears to be April 15 of this year. In the event of a relapse, the entire process begins again at Phase One.
Kensie has some sort of therapy every Monday morning. Kathryn is required to drop Saint at daycare and take Kensie to her therapy session. Side note, the document states that Kensie was born in Florida. How is that possible?
Kathryn gets the children on Thanksgiving and Christmas on odd numbered years with the restrictions outlined by whatever phase she is in.
Thomas’ travel to California with the kids is limited to no more than one month in duration. During those times he is required to pay for Kathryn’s airfare and lodging as well as the cost of a visitation supervisor. Alternately, they can agree to make up visitation dates. It seems they will have to do alternate dates anyway as the order says that Kathryn can only be required to travel for visitation once in any given month.
The kids are not allowed to call any third party Mother or Father and must be immediately corrected if they do. The parents are not allowed to disparage each other or allow others to do so within earshot of the children. They are not allowed to disparage each other on social media and should discourage their friends from doing so. They shall not drink, do drugs or expose the children to pornography while in their care. No overnight dates when the child is in their custody. The nannies cannot discuss the children on social media. If they do they must be fired immediately. No boyfriends or girlfriends can solely supervise the children until they have been dating for four months. I think that time should be longer.
Kathryn’s father is specifically named as a person who can not at any time be the supervisor or the sole caregiver of the children. That’s interesting. Also, Kathryn’s fathers dog must never be around the children at any time. Also, in a seemingly related note, the children are not to be around guns or within 300 yards of gunfire.
The parents have the right to two phone calls or Facetime visits each week they are not with the children.
All communication between parties must go through a “wizard” program that the court system has. They must pay the cost involved in using the system.
Kathryn got her wish and got the nanny and her daughter fired. But only if and when she completely Phase One. At that point a new nanny must be hired.
Thomas can request drug tests on Kathryn at any time. He will bear the expense unless Kathryn fails the test. If she fails she must pay him back within ten days. Thomas requests the test via the wizard and Kathryn must be tested within 24 hours of his posted request so she must check the system at least daily. Failure to test within 24 hours will be treated as a failed test and return her to Phase One.
Both parties must have a parental fitness evaluation done by a psychologist named by the court. Kathryn is not allowed any of her unsupervised visitation until this test is completed.
Kathryn has to pay Thomas child support in the amount of $100 a month.
Each side agrees to pay for their own attorney fees. Thomas agrees to pay 75% of the Guardian ad Litem fees. Kathryn will pay the remainder.
Wow. Clearly, there is still a big concern about drugs and alcohol. Remember Kathryn agreed to all of this during mediation.
Do you guys think Kathryn will make it to phase five?