When parent divorce, the process creates a difficult situation concerning the children involved. While the focus of each parent is on the needs and best interests of the child, the reality is that each parent has their own opinion and wishes in the matter. When these conflict, it can become challenging to reach an amicable agreement when it comes to a child custody arrangement.

According to recent reports, actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are going through a child custody battle after smoothly working through all other divorce issues. Because the two were not able to agree to a custody arrangement for their six-year-old daughter, Tatum recently filed legal documents, asking the judge to create a custody schedule.

At this time, both are in new relationships, with Dewan pregnant with her second child. Both Tatum and Dewan have different stories when it comes to the family law issues that they face; however, it appears that communication remains a problem for both parties. This has occurred when Dewan had conflicts with their current schedule due to work, each parent being allowed to FaceTime their daughter when with the other parent and how their daughter’s finances are addressed.

Family law matters can complicate even the most simple and amicable divorce. Even when parents are able to end their marital union without issue and work through the divorce issues, such as property division, with ease, family law matters could give rise to emotional and challenging disputes. Thus, it is important to explore one’s options in order to reach a timely and agreeable resolution.