Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen took a court-ordered parenting course ahead of divorce: Report
(KFOR | 10/20/15) —New York City divorce attorney Thomas B. Lipps says the Brady-Bündchen divorce is a testament to parents who take time to learn about their kids.
Lipps told ABC News Sunday that his family has taken the father-daughter course in parenting.
“We get asked that a lot: ‘Do you know where their kid’s mom is? Do you know what they’re doing? How do you feel about that?’.” Lipps said. He said the Brady-Bündchen divorce has highlighted how important it is that both parents have a full understanding of what their child is experiencing. “I think they took advantage of it.” Tweet This
The couple was in a relationship that started in May 2008 before they were married in November 2009. They separated on December 10, 2015, but their divorce was finalized last month. The case had been going on for 15 months since the marriage started.
Brady and Bündchen had been married for four years before Gisele filed for divorce in December 2014. At the time, she was pregnant with their first child and the marriage was strained. She was granted sole custody of their now-12-year-old son. After Brady’s appeal was unsuccessful, he asked for joint custody.
They are scheduled to appear in person for a May 26 hearing at an undisclosed location in the country.
“The Brady-Bündchen case is a testament to parents, who take time to learn about their kids,” Lipps said.
The divorce case is similar to the case of ex-Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose and his ex-wife, LaToya Jenkins. After their marriage ended in 2012, Rose made headlines for seeking a financial settlement and divorce. The Jenkins were granted joint custody of their son when the case was finalized last year.
The Bündchen and Brady cases stand out, Lipps said, because they were so publicly and heavily publicized.
“The other two really haven’t been so prominent. But what I like about them