Baldwin Educates Parents On Custody Cases

Actor ALEC BALDWIN is writing a book about child custody cases after enduring a heartbreaking custody battle for his daughter, IRELAND. The COOLER star has been battling ex-wife KIM BASINGER for joint custody during a long, drawn-out court case. He explains, "The book is not necessarily a memoir about my own situation, because no matter what you do, no matter how difficult this process is, you've got to keep in mind the other party is still the co-parent of your child, so you've got to be careful there. "The book is a survey of family law in this country from a legal and political stand point." The actor hopes to help other parents in similar situations and even bring about change to the antiquated laws, which he feels are set up to favour mothers in custody cases. If the book is successful, Baldwin hopes to hold "divorce seminars" to educate parents about the custody process. Although he's experienced a bitter divorce, the star hasn't ruled out getting married again, saying, "Never say never. You never know."


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Dear Alec,I can sympathize with you 100%, my heart goes out to you. Over 6 million parents are alienated from their child by the other parent. There are support groups all over now to help each other out. My son has not seen his son for almost 3 years, His son is now 10 years old. My sons life will never be the same. He can't understand that this is the mothers control and not his sons actions, it is still very hurtful. The court system will not back up this issue. If the father fails to make child support payments he is put in jail, but the mother can disregard custody orders and keep the child from seeing any of his other family, i.e. grandparents, stepsister, etc. with no reprocussions. I wish you well and hope that the court system will now see how damaging this is to all concerned. Good Luck.
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Everyone should stand up for what they believe in, while respecting & understanding that other people have different opinions. I am a divorced mother. Everyone needs to remember there are 2 sides to every story. Until I have walked in the other parties shoes I am not going to assume anything & form a opinion. By the way assume means to make a ass out of u & me both- assume. First & foremost children need to come first in a divorce. Parents need to look at their x as somone who no longer means anything to them, but someone who means a lot to their children. Every child loves both parents whether the parent is good or bad. Both parents need to put their children first. "A Picture is Worth A 1000 Words" I love sayings. While doing something out of the norm for me I am ashamed to admit I actually watched a rerun of the Baldwin/Basinger saga. I am human, most times I don't have time for bs that is none of my business, but sometimes once I start watching something I can't help but finish.While the tabloid stories tell 1 thing the pictures tell another. Please take a look at the pictures in the Baldwin saga. In the few pictures of Alec with his daughter he looks peaceful, happy & content. In the many other pictures he doesn't always look like the most happiest of campers. Sorry for the honesty. "A Pictures is Worth A 1000 Words" The pictures show a loving father that is peaceful, happy & content next to his daughter. Let the parent who has parented without mistakes cast the first stone. Leave the children out of it. As a divorced mother, please fathers remember 1 thing a lot of daughters go after men who treat them the way their father treated them. Fathers treat your daughters the way you want their future husbands to treat them. Please keep the communication open & set the bar high so your daughters have high expectations from future men in their lives. Thanks all, Peace Out & God Bless
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Not that I wish this situation upon anyone but I am hoping that Alec Baldwin with his celebrity status can help us make a change. I am currently trying to see my handicapped daughter and the courts continue to allow my ex-wife to violate the parenting plan. I have in the past 3 years only seen my daughter 48 hours. My ex-wife has had Child Protective Services called on her 4 times - 3 of which were prompted by the nurses on duty taking care of my daughter. My ex-wife was ordered by CPS to take an alcohol evaluation however the courts never followed through this was due to a recent DUI. She has been given total medcial decision making over our disabled daughter which has led to her being in the hospital in intensive care 5 times over the past few years. I am concerned that the next time may be her last. I also have another daughter who I see regularly, however, her mother has not shown up to pick her up after my visitation and already this year my seven year old has been had over 30 absences and tardies from first grade. In addition she lost custody of her twin boys years ago. At our most recent contempt the courts once again ignored her violations and made it once again impossible for me to see my daughter. I was also required to pay maintenance in addition to child support which I pay and am always current however she can continue to remove me from my daughters life. This is just a very brief summary of the events that have taken place over the past few years. However, I am hoping that through this tragic event that Mr. Baldwin is going through we can have some light come to this situation and that we may offer our stories up to assist him and ourselves with this ongoing issue of our court system creating a situation where good parents are driven out of their childrens lives. Please feel free to respond or contact me.
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I thought I'd add my input here. The bottom line is, our legal system in California regarding both divorce and custody should be overhauled. There are so many inadequacies, and a tremendous amount of wasted money due to our legal system, let alone the poor decisions made by a legal system that, in many cases do not even read the facts of cases prior to making decisions that effects men, women, and, unfortunately the children involved. It's a shame. I'd be happy to tell my story.
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I say hooray for Alec, maybe in a weird way this call being made public will have an upside! My boyfreind has not seen his daughter for a year now and his son 6 months. In his desperation for help he went to the courts for help and all that came out of that was the ex being rewarded with more child support. Courts do not care about keeping families together or whats best for the child. Whenenver they see a father trying to fight for his parental rights and how frustrated he is in the so-called system, they see them as out of control needing therapy. Who wouldn't feel anger and hopelessness being faced with the things these fathers have to deal with. I have seen it first hand and it's ridiculous. So give him hell Alec, and no, it's not just California. It's worldwide!!
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I watched a woman first hand turn her children against their father. We had many fights on what she was doing. She could never let go of her ex, and used her children to torment him. NOW, I am dealing with a woman just like her, my husband's ex. She is so frustrated he is happy, she is punishing him by using her daughter, making up lies about how she shouldn't spend the night because our house isn't safe; Buying $400 jeans, when he would't, due to the fact that there is no 13 year old who needs a $400 pair of jeans, not even Alec's daughter. I clearly feel for him, and this frustration. The only thing you can do is continue gently feed them the concerns with their mother, and as they get older, they will see what they did.
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NYS Court of Appeals....Posporelis(father-Harry) vs Posporelis(mother-Linda Barber)...I have been severly punished by the excuse of Parental Alienation...I raised my 11 yr old son, Dylan since birth, while his mother has been battling depression, suicide, alcoholism, adultery, and MetLife embezzeling of monies...I have been thru the ringer in loosing my son. I have been ordered by NYS Supreme Court a 'no contact' order and that I can see my son through supervised visitations,a nd recently now she has put out through family court an order of proctection based on lies...now even harder to be with my son, whom also expresses he does not want to be with his mother...The NYS Supreme Court Judge Scarano feels that I had alienated my son from his mother, lie...the fix on parental alienation is 'shared physical custody' ...period..we had that but according to the mother, she wanted sole-custody or nothing at all. How can a judge award the care, life of a child into someone who does not value her own life, alcoholism, etc...I live in fear that my son will be a product, a statistic, of murder/suicide...I try warning the legal system but they fell I have it out for the mother...no but the best interest of my son is to have his father jointly, equally in his life as it was before from 1995-2005(she stole custody from in August 2005) and I have been at battling her, her lies for two years...I am my son's best advocate to get his words heard and his feelings expressed to the courts...even the assigned law guardian, Nancy Sutin, is biased with the mother, and does not know my son, she takes it out of a text book...and then program my son's thoughts/feelings against me...I have had a NYS licensed psychiatrist, Dr. Kishore, says poitn blank that no PAS exist, and I have no personality disorders..basically I am getting screwed by the NYS legal system...and that is why I brought the battle to the HIGHEST court and to end this WAR...I am emotionally and physically drained...but I hang in there for my son, and his imprisonment of lies at his mother's house...I would LOVE that Alec Baldwin contact me from NYS Long Island native(Hempstead) to another...I am also a member of NYS Father's Rights of America...Alec Baldwin, I would love to help colloborate with you on your book...I am very much an advocate for Father's Roghts as well as any parent getting screwed by the legal system and the other parent using the child(ren) to hurt the other parent..I can be contacted at Posporelis@hotmail.com...my cell..518-331-7333...Harry Posporelis April 27, 2007.............Alec Baldwin, I pray you contact me cause there is a bill on NYS floor that will give 50/50 physical custody to parents right off the bat unless there is domestic violence involved, then that would be treated tenderly....Alec Baldwin, please contact Harry Posporelis @ Posporelis@Hotmail.com, my cell 518-331-7333.Alec Baldwin....PLEASE GET THIS MESSAGE AND CONTACT ME ASAP>>>THANK YOU
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CHAPTER 1: Call your daughter a fat little pig;CHAPTER 2: Go on The View and give a fake apology;CHAPTER 3: Try to get out of your TV show contract, so you can flee the country out of embarassment;CHAPTER 4: Write a book on how to deal with custody battles, and see how many morons actually buy it.
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Alec Balwin in merely a public example of how abusive the domestic law system is in this country. It is a cottage industry of abuse where lawyers take advantage of people at their most vulnerable point in life. Those of us who have lived through it know it forever changes us, it wears us down, we are a population of walking dead. The lawyers make empty promises, they fuel the arguments and animosity , they make sure to create an irreparable rift bewtween the parents...that insures them legal fees for years to come. As long as there are children, they see the clientele as dollar signs. Domestic law needs reform in this country. Property settlements belong in a court...how we parent our children and ALL matters of custody do not. Any reasonable person is pushed to the brink when a perfect stranger comes in to your life and dictates how you can parent. But, please, do no see this as a gender thing. Do not see this as Dads being abused...BOTH genders are victims of domestic law in this country. I wonder why Oprah does not bring this topic to her couch. It is a situation that effects 52% of the married population ultimately. I feel for Alec Baldwin, his ex and his child. REFORMING DOMESTIC THE LAW is the only answer. Contact me if you feel the same. Let's get together and DEMAND change.
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I have been with a diagnosed bipolar woman who did not tell me of her condition until 3 months after we had started seeing each other. She had become pregnant at this point with my twin girls. In fact, before we had found out she was actually pregnant our last conversation on the phone ended with her saying, "f*ck you!!! I'll call you if I'm pregnant!!! Good bye!!!" then she hung up. Three years later we have been on a very rocky ride. At this point I have vowed to myself never to be with her again. She loves to use the girls to draw me in. When I had told her months ago I will no longer be in this relationship, she took out a restraining order on me. Assumably, wrongly assumably, if a restraining order has been issued and contact is intiated by the order taker outer the order is no longer valid (at least for that point in time). For months we had contact and talked on the phone. She text messaged me one day she was not happy so I text messaged her back. Within 30 minutes I was in handcuffs and on the way to jail. I am now possibly facing 2 years of supervised probation because of a text message. My question to the arresting officer was, "if a restraining order is taken out and the plantiff continues to contact the defendant isn't that hurrasement?" Apparently no laws exist on the Arizona books to make this a crime. Because a restraining order has been taken out against someone it doesn't mean that person has now lost their rights. The restraining order balances on the plantiff's wims. How do we get a law instated saying, If one takes a restraining order out against another the one is no longer legally allowed to contact the other or they are violating the restraining order in the same way the other would be if they were to contact the one?
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