Legally, things aren’t looking good for Kelly Rutherford in her custody battle, but she’ll still get to see her kids. A Monaco judge awarded Kelly’s ex-husband, Daniel Giersch, full custody of their kids, Hermes and Helena. However, he must make parenting decisions with Kelly, so she still has parental rights. Yet the judge made another stipulation that is sure to upset Kelly: she is not allowed to take the kids outside of Monaco or France. Kelly was dealt another legal blow in the US today.
Kelly’s appeal of the New York court’s ruling that Monaco had jurisdiction over the custody case (which was why Kelly was required to return the children to Monaco last summer) was rejected. It sounds like Kelly has exercised all of her legal options in the United States: the Monaco court has jurisdiction, and the Monaco judge has ruled.
However, the Monaco judge did order Daniel to pay Kelly 3,000 euros a month to pay for her visitation. And she does have a say in all parenting decisions, as well as visitation, so it’s not like she has lost all access to her kids and can’t be involved in their upbringing. She just can’t bring them to the United States. I’m sure she’s upset, but she does seem to be managing. Look at this Instagram post:
It’s obviously not how Kelly wanted things to turn out, but at least she can still be involved in her kids’ lives. Kelly will get to spend Christmas with Hermes and Helena.
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