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He was known only as A.J.A.-- a little boy at the center of a international custody fight that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The near decade-long dispute has now come to an end, not because of any judicial action, but simply because of time.

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Mindy McCready fights for custody of sonupdated: Sat Dec 17 2011 03:18:00

Embattled country singer Mindy McCready fought for custody of her son in an Arkansas courtroom Friday, a little more than a week after she was accused of fleeing with the 5-year-old and refusing to return the boy for days.

'Emergency' order issued to pick up country singer McCready's sonupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 10:47:00

A Florida judge has signed an emergency "pickup order" authorizing law enforcement officers to get the 5-year-old son of country singer Mindy McCready, a court spokeswoman said Thursday.

Singer McCready ordered to return sonupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 19:49:00

Country music singer Mindy McCready, ordered to return her 5-year-old son, said Wednesday he is not missing and no Amber Alert has been issued.

Man charged in Orange County's deadliest mass shooting pleads not guiltyupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 14:03:00

A man who allegedly shot his ex-wife and seven other people to death in the deadliest shooting in Orange County, California, history pleaded not guilty Tuesday, prosecutors said.

Report: Custody battle led to California salon shootingupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 15:36:00

A custody battle may have provided the motive for a deadly shooting at a Southern California hair salon that left eight people dead, according to affiliate reports. Mark-Paul Gosselaar's Ex Files for Joint Custody of Kidsupdated: Tue May 03 2011 10:51:00

Lisa Ann Russell also seeks spousal support, according to court documents

Charlie Sheen custody hearing held in privateupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 07:07:00

A hearing in Charlie Sheen's custody battle with estranged wife Brooke Mueller took place Tuesday in private, despite a request from the actor's lawyer that reporters be allowed to witness the proceeding. Are Pete Wentz & Ashlee Simpson Headed for a Custody Fight?updated: Wed Mar 09 2011 09:49:00

The musician files a divorce response seeking joint custody of the couple's son, Bronx

Judge suspends Halle Berry's child custody fightupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 08:31:00

The child custody battle between Halle Berry and her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry has apparently reached a resolution, according to court documents and a lawyer. Christina Aguilera & Jordan Bratman's Divorce Is Settledupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 18:51:00

The singer and her ex will reportedly share joint custody of their son Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry Clashed Over Kim Kardashianupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 11:29:00

Berry was "very aggravated" when her ex dated the reality starlet, a source says Halle Berry's Ex Gabriel Aubry Files for Joint Custody of Daughter Nahlaupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 10:36:00

The model, who dated Berry for about four years, also wants legal recognition he's the baby's father

Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend face off in courtupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 16:56:00

A family court judge refused Mel Gibson's request to prohibit the actor-director's ex-girlfriend and her lawyers from talking to reporters about their child custody battle Wednesday.

Mel Gibson chokes up?updated: Thu Nov 11 2010 16:56:00

Mel Gibson's courtroom moment, Bristol Palin shoots down dating rumors and a same sex couple on "Dancing With the Stars." Charlie Sheen Seeks Joint Custody of Twinsupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 10:30:00

Brooke Mueller gets $2 million plus $55,000 a month in child support, according to an agreement

Judge denies Bristol Palin's request to keep custody fight privateupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 18:26:00

An Alaska judge has denied Bristol Palin's request that her court fight with ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston over custody of their son be kept private to avoid a "media circus."

Father 'cautiously optimistic'updated: Wed Dec 23 2009 05:18:00

The father of the boy at the center of an international custody battle is "cautiously optimistic" his son is coming home.

Brazil high court lifts stay, allowing boy to return to U.S.updated: Wed Dec 23 2009 05:18:00

The chief justice of the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of an American father in an international custody battle.

High court justice rules for U.S. father in custody disputeupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 18:28:00

The chief justice of Brazil's Supreme Court ruled in favor of a father from the United States in an international custody dispute.

Brazilian child custody decision delayedupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 20:36:00

A Brazilian Supreme Court decision in an international custody battle was delayed until Tuesday, said Orna Blum, a spokeswoman at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia.

Child custody battle continuesupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 21:53:00

Brazil's high court has halted the return of a 9-year-old boy to his American father.

Dad wins custody of sonupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 18:34:00

A Brazilian court awards an American father custody of his son years after the boy was taken by his late wife.

Intriguing people for December 17, 2009updated: Thu Dec 17 2009 12:03:00

David Goldman An American father said he hopes to bring his 9-year-old son home from Brazil on Thursday after a long international custody battle that has involved U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and many Brazilian courtrooms. A Brazilian court Wednesday ordered that Sean Goldman be returned to the custody of his father, David, in the U.S.

Charges dropped against American father in Japan custody battleupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 13:41:00

Authorities have officially dropped all charges against an American who tried to snatch back his children from his ex-wife in Japan, the Fukuoka prosecutor's office said Thursday. Levi Johnston: My All-Out Fight for Trippupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 10:50:00

"When there's a kid involved, you ain't walking away," says the father of Sarah Palin's grandchild Levi Johnston to Sue for Joint Custody of Son Trippupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 07:47:00

The soon-to-be Playgirl model wants more time with the baby he fathered with Bristol Palin

Husband: Leave Sandra Bullock out of custody battleupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 10:26:00

The custody clash between Jesse James and ex-wife Janine Lindemulder over their 5-year-old isn't over, but James says his current wife isn't part of it.

U.S. father's Japanese custody heartacheupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 01:23:00

At Spencer Morrey's home, there are two constant sounds: his dad, Craig, murmuring, "You're okay, Spence. You're okay, buddy," and the sound of a machine clearing the toddler's airway.

Dad fights for custodyupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 01:23:00

CNN's Kyung Lah tells the story of Craig Morrey, a U.S. father in Japan fighting for joint custody of his daughter.

Japan urged to sign treatyupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 13:44:00

The ambassadors of eight nations urged Japan to ratify the Hague Treaty on child abduction. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Western nations urge Japan to sign child abduction treatyupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 13:44:00

The ambassadors of eight Western nations urged Japan on Friday to consider signing The Hague Convention on international child abduction.

Japan custody disputeupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 22:53:00

An American man who flew to Japan to reclaim his children is now out of jail. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

American father in custody case released from Japanese jailupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 22:53:00

Japanese authorities have released an American man who was jailed for allegedly trying to snatch back his children from his estranged wife. Kelly Rutherford and Ex Reach Truce in Custody Battleupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 22:48:00

Estranged husband Daniel Giersch will get visitation rights over newborn daughter Helena Judge Approves Custody for Katherine Jacksonupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 15:28:00

Michael's mother formally is named guardian of the singer's three children

Deal reached for custody of Michael Jackson's childrenupdated: Thu Jul 30 2009 18:07:00

Michael Jackson's ex-wife and the mother of his two oldest children, Debbie Rowe, has agreed not to challenge the singer's mother for custody of the children, according to a joint statement from lawyers for Rowe and Katherine Jackson.

Michael's last hoursupdated: Thu Jul 30 2009 18:07:00

Showbiz Tonight's AJ Hammer talks with a panel about what may have really happened during Michael Jackson's last hours.

Custody hearing for Michael Jackson's kids delayed againupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 21:30:00

A hearing to consider who will raise Michael Jackson's three children has been delayed another week, while lawyers work to avoid a court battle over custody. Debbie Rowe to Seek Custody of Jackson Kidsupdated: Sat Jul 04 2009 10:27:00

At a July 13 hearing, she'll do battle with the late singer's family, which wants matriarch Katherine Jackson to keep the children

Father fights international custody battleupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 12:00:00

David Goldman says he can't understand why he can't have custody of his son following his ex-wife's death in Brazil. The U.S. government agrees. Jodie Sweetin's Drug Test Is Clean in Custody Caseupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 08:08:00

The Full House star and her estranged husband appear at court for a hearing Sharon Stone Loses Physical Custody of 8-Year-Old Sonupdated: Tue Sep 23 2008 19:29:00

A judge rules the boy should remain in the "more structured" and "stable" home in San Francisco with his father

Sources: Britney Spears, former husband reach child custody dealupdated: Fri Jul 18 2008 20:07:00

Britney Spears has agreed to allow ex-husband Kevin Federline to retain legal custody of their two children in return for gradually increased visitation, sources close to the troubled pop star said Friday.

Virginia must honor Vermont law on lesbians' custody disputeupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 18:14:00

A woman who helped raise a child with her female partner in Vermont before the pair split can visit the girl in Virginia even though that state doesn't recognize same-sex unions, a court ruled Friday.

Polygamist child custody caseupdated: Wed May 21 2008 17:08:00

CNN's David Mattingly reports on the beginning of child custody hearings for polygamist families in Texas. Custody Sorted in Polygamy Caseupdated: Wed May 21 2008 14:00:00

Child welfare officials have said in the opening days of individual custody hearings for members of a polygamist sect that at least eight mothers once held in state custody as minors were actually adults Some Adults Held in Polygamist Caseupdated: Wed May 21 2008 09:00:00

Child welfare officials have said in custody hearings for a Texas polygamist sect that at least eight mothers once held in state custody as minors were actually adults

Britney's back, Scarlett to wedupdated: Tue May 06 2008 21:19:00

Britney Spears is in court for another custody hearing and Scarlett Johansson is engaged. CNN's A.J. Hammer reports.

Attorneys: Spears' visitation with sons expandedupdated: Tue May 06 2008 21:19:00

Troubled pop star Britney Spears will be allowed to spend more time with her sons under modified custody arrangements agreed upon at a hearing Tuesday, said attorneys for Spears' ex-husband, Kevin Federline.

Spears' visitation extendedupdated: Tue May 06 2008 21:19:00

Kevin Federline's attorney says his client is pleased with a gradual extension of visitation for Britney Spears. Britney & Kevin Expected at Custody Hearing Tuesdayupdated: Mon May 05 2008 17:06:00

The former couple both intend to be in family court for a progress report Court to Hear Polygamist Sect Momsupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 16:00:00

A Texas appeals court on Thursday agreed to hear arguments that hundreds of children the state took from a polygamist compound should be allowed to see their mothers

ACLU weighs in on Texas polygamist custody caseupdated: Sun Apr 20 2008 23:16:00

The Texas branch of the American Civil Liberties Union said it was concerned that the basic rights of the children and mothers connected to a Texas polygamist ranch were violated during a recent raid and custody hearing.

No one forced, FLDS mom saysupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 11:21:00

CNN's Sean Callebs tells John Roberts about his rare access inside the FLDS compound in Texas.

Women return to Texas polygamist ranchupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 11:21:00

A group of women from a polygamist sect's Texas ranch returned to the compound Monday after authorities separated them from the 400-plus children now in state custody.

Britney's battles continueupdated: Sun Feb 24 2008 08:11:00

Showbiz Tonight's panel talks about Britney Spears' battle to see her children and the legal obstacles she faces.

Britney Spears' life at risk after discharge, parents sayupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 01:09:00

Pop star Britney Spears is an "adult child in the throes of a mental health crisis" whose "life is presently at risk," her parents said Wednesday night after the singer was released from a hospital.

Mom: Britney Spears resting at L.A. hospitalupdated: Thu Jan 31 2008 16:17:00

Pop star Britney Spears was resting at UCLA Medical Center on Thursday, her mother said, hours after police escorted her to the hospital from her Hollywood home. No Visitation for Britney Spears After Hearingupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 22:23:00

Britney Spears was not granted visitation rights with her two sons after the singer arrived for a custody hearing Wednesday – then left the courthouse before it began. Britney Spears Spends More Than Two Hours at Depositionupdated: Tue Jan 22 2008 13:22:00

Britney Spears spent more than two hours at the Los Angeles office of Kevin Federline's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, Monday for an ongoing deposition in the ex-couple’s custody battle. Kevin Federline Attends Custody Hearing updated: Tue Jan 15 2008 07:02:00

Kevin Federline attended the latest court hearing in his custody fight with Britney Spears on Monday, but the pop singer missed the morning session.

Britney outside her houseupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 22:57:00

Britney Spears stands in the driveway outside her house before getting in a car to drive to court. Britney 'Strongly Advised' by Lawyers to Attend Hearingupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 14:03:00

Britney Spears has been "strongly advised" by her legal team to attend a custody hearing Monday, a reliable source tells PEOPLE. Police, Firefighters to Testify at Britney Hearingupdated: Sun Jan 13 2008 13:24:00

Police officers, firefighters and paramedics who responded to Britney Spears's home last week will testify at her custody hearing on Monday, a source tells PEOPLE. Britney Spears Hospitalized for 'An Evaluation'updated: Fri Jan 04 2008 18:02:00

Britney Spears was hospitalized late Thursday night after the pop star locked herself in a room with one of her children at her L.A. home and refused to hand him over to ex-husband Kevin Federline.

Britney Spears hospitalizedupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 13:32:00

Pop star Britney Spears remained hospitalized Friday, hours after police were called to her home Thursday night to mediate a custody dispute. Britney's Visitation Rights Scaled Backupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 12:02:00

Britney Spears's visitation rights with her kids are being scaled back after a parenting coach says the singer "rarely engaged with [her] children in either conversation or play" during their monitored time together. Court: Britney's Deposition Won't Be Videotapedupdated: Sat Oct 27 2007 08:04:00

Britney Spears will not be videotaped for her pending deposition, L.A. Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon ruled Friday morning.

Judge suspends Britney Spears' visitation rightsupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 15:37:00

Singer Britney Spears' visitation rights with her children were suspended Thursday until she complies with court orders in her custody battle with her ex-husband Kevin Federline.

Britney plays to the camerasupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 15:37:00

Showbiz Tonight's Brooke Anderson looks at the media frenzy created when Britney Spears showed up to be booked.

K-Fed gets the kidsupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 09:08:00

Britney Spears has been ordered to give physical custody of her two sons to her ex-husband. CNN's Randi Kaye reports. Britney's Lawyer Reveals Reasons Behind Custody Rulingupdated: Wed Oct 03 2007 10:15:00

Britney Spears temporarily lost custody of her two sons because she was accused of not taking a random drug and alcohol test and she couldn't provide a California driver's license, her lawyer tells PEOPLE.

Spears will lose custody of childrenupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 11:23:00

A court has ordered pop singer Britney Spears to give up custody of her children effective Wednesday at noon.

Judge: Spears used drugs, must undergo random testing updated: Wed Sep 19 2007 08:31:00

Pop singer Britney Spears must submit to random drug tests, a judge has ordered after finding she engaged in "habitual, frequent, and continuous use of controlled substances and alcohol." Bobby Brown in Court: 'I Just Miss My Daughter'updated: Sun Sep 02 2007 11:42:00

Bobby Brown went to court Friday in Orange County, Calif., seeking legal and physical custody of his 14-year-old daughter with Whitney Houston, telling PEOPLE, "I just miss my daughter." Britney Spears's Former Manager Served in Custody Fightupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 17:22:00

Britney Spears's former manager, Larry Rudolph, felt the burn during a visit to an L.A. tanning salon Thursday - he was subpoenaed in the singer's escalating custody battle, PEOPLE has confirmed. Britney Spears's Ex-Manager Dodges Custody Fight Subpoenaupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 09:32:00

As an unscheduled hearing behind closed doors took place Monday morning in the custody battle between exes Kevin Federline and Britney Spears, her former manager, Larry Rudolph, got word out that he wants no part of their legal battle - for fear of what he possibly might have to reveal about Spears. Britney Spears's Former Assistant Subpoenaed in Custody Fightupdated: Wed Aug 15 2007 21:42:00

Britney Spears's former assistant became the latest person served with a deposition subpoena in the singer's increasingly high-profile custody case with ex-husband, Kevin Federline. Britney's Bodyguard Served Papers in Custody Battleupdated: Wed Aug 15 2007 13:23:00

Britney Spears's bodyguard, Daimon Shippen, was served with a deposition subpoena related to the singer's ongoing custody battle with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, a source confirms to PEOPLE. Spears' Assistant Served by Federlineupdated: Mon Aug 13 2007 15:10:00

Ex-husband Kevin Federline has subpoenaed one of Britney's assistants, only weeks after their divorce was finalized

Prosecutor: Hit men hired to end custody fightupdated: Tue Oct 17 2006 11:29:00

A bitter custody battle left a mother of three paralyzed and breathing through a ventilator after her ex-husband hired four hit men to kill her, prosecutors say.

Court: Jackson's ex-wife's parental rights improperly terminatedupdated: Thu Feb 16 2006 00:07:00

A California appeals court ruled Wednesday that a lower court improperly terminated Deborah Rowe's parental rights to her two children with pop star Michael Jackson, opening the door to a possible custody battle between the singer and his ex-wife.

Settlement reached in transsexual custody caseupdated: Thu Jun 16 2005 10:07:00

A historic child custody battle between a transsexual father and his ex-wife ended last Friday in a shared custody agreement that both sides have hailed as nothing short of "miraculous."

Iraq to get Saddam legal custodyupdated: Tue Jun 29 2004 07:27:00

The new Iraq government will assume legal custody Wednesday of former dictator Saddam Hussein and as many as 11 other key officials of his regime, Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi has said.

Al-Jazeera: U.S. Marine taken hostageupdated: Sun Jun 27 2004 02:28:00

The Arabic-language television network Al-Jazeera broadcast a videotape Sunday of a man who it said an Iraqi resistance group identified as a captured U.S. Marine.

Mother of detained lawyer says son isn't terroristupdated: Sat May 08 2004 23:18:00

The mother of a Portland lawyer detained as a material witness in the investigation of the deadly March 11 commuter train bombings in Madrid, Spain, said there's not "even a remote possibility" her son was involved with terrorism.

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