Sweetin Wants To Avoid Long Custody Battle
Actress JODIE SWEETIN is attempting to work through her marriage and custody troubles amicably to avoid a drawn-out court battle with estranged husband CODY HERPIN.
The former Full House star, 26, filed for legal separation from Herpin, 31, in November (08) - seven months after she gave birth to the couple's first child.
Herpin then accused Sweetin, a reformed crystal meth addict and alcoholic, of once again abusing drink and drugs, and she was limited to supervised visits with her daughter.
At a hearing in December (08), Sweetin admitted to having had two glasses of wine, but denied she had relapsed in her battle against drugs.
But Sweetin's lawyer Wilma Presley insists the actress and her ex "are working hard to avoid a protracted custody battle".
The couple met for its first mediation session earlier this week (begs05Jan09) at a court in Orange County, California, and Presley adds, "They are trying to work things out regarding the sharing of their child. As far as reconciliation as a couple goes, in family law, you just never know."
According to Presley, Sweetin is also "working hard on sobriety attending a 12-step programme" and is "doing very well", despite the breakdown of her marriage.
Sweetin and Herpin are next due in court on 9 February (09).