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Elizabeth Edwards Doesn't Want John Edwards to Get Custody of Children

Elizabeth Edwards Doesn't Want John to Raise Kids; Do You?

When a family falls apart in the public eye, things tend to unravel quickly. Though Elizabeth Edwards once admitted to creating the image of a father she wanted her children to have, now she doesn't see John Edwards fit to raise their two minors. According to a CBS report, "Elizabeth is looking into whether the couple's 28-year-old daughter, Cate, can assume legal guardianship over their two youngest children, Jack and Emma." The mom of three (the Edwards lost their oldest son, Wade, in a 1996 car accident) is said to be making preparations in case she loses her battle with breast cancer. Do you think Elizabeth's custody wish should be granted, or does John as the dad have a right to raise his 10- and 12-year-old children?

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jenni5 jenni5 7 years
From the outside he is a cheater and she is a scorn wife seeking revenge, so I'd say this isn't in the best interest of the kids. But then who knows what is going on inside their home. Maybe she really has valid reasons for this.
KrisB KrisB 7 years
If he planned on hooking back up with that women then I could see why Elizabeth would have concerns of her children growing up in that household. If her eldest wants to take that responsibility then do whats best for the children.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
We will never know what's really going on inside the house. Maybe there are things that are unsaid in the public that caused concern for her to request that, maybe she's bitter because of what has transpired (and believe me, I completely understand the bitterness). Seeing from the outside, the only flaw I saw from him right now that he's a cheater and a father to another child outside the marriage. I don't know if John Edwards is secretly a drug abuser/alcoholic/is doing criminal activities or anything. Only those people really know it
ShaynaLeah ShaynaLeah 7 years
It's understandable that she feels this way given what she has been through --- but this is one of those instances that's likely far more complicated than anyone outside the family could ever understand. Respect, and leave them be.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
He is the father! And it's not like his some crack-head or criminal. While I personally don't like him, it sounds like hurt feelings on her part. I mean, we don't know the details. If the younger kids really want to live with their sister (for good reasons, not because she lets them have icecream all the time) I say let them...
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
Her wishes should be taken into consideration only if he does not want to be the primary caregiver.
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