You probably know Sherri Shepard as a comedienne and most notably as a
chat host on “The View” on ABC television. Now we know Sherri
Shepard as a woman entangled in a divorce war with her TV writer husband
Lamar Sally. But more importantly we know Sherri Shepard as a woman who
no longer wants the child she and her husband hired a surrogate to carry
till birth. For the sake of the child, I would like to suggest they consider
You can’t make someone be a mom under these circumstances. That would
be so bad for the baby. There are many people, including Lamar Sally who
would welcome the chance to be a parent. So why not separate the parenting
issue from the finances, as much as possible, sit down in a room without
two lawyers who will start from opposing positions, and find out
what each person really wants and needs.
Keep out the judge and the fighting cocks.
Come up with a plan that could work for both of you.
Keep the money in the family. Done!
Take the less aggressive and less expensive approach.
Most people are unaware of the actual definition of custody-it does not
mean “where the child lives.”Also, there are infinite permutations
and combinations of visitation/time/parenting arrangements that people
do not know about. I can help couples out of court and think of creative
solutions to solve this often tricky, ugly, and expensive problem.
If you find yourself in a custody battle of any kind, consider mediation.
Call me so I can share with you some creative custody ideas.