Casino! Thomas markle You are unlikely to win your visitation petition with Meghan Markle other Prince harrychildren, celebrity divorce attorney Mark Gross says exclusively Us weekly.
The attorney, who has represented Charlie sheen, Lisa marie presley other Melissa etheridgethe ex-wife, Tammy lynn michaels, explains that Thomas’ case is weak due to an earlier California law case that ruled that closeness between grandparents and grandchildren plays a key role in granting visitation.
According to Gross, the judge judge ruled in the aforementioned case that there was a “substantial relationship between the grandfather and the children [and] it has to be the best thing for the children to have a relationship with their grandparents. “
The lawyer points out that “without an established relationship between Mr. Markle and his grandchildren, there is no way that any court will give him for visits.”
Thomas, 77, who has had a difficult relationship with his daughter, 39, and her husband, 36, for years, has also not helped himself with his public comments towards the couple.
“Given that Mr. Markle goes on television and gives interviews with his intentions to seek visitation, that’s certainly not in the best interests of the kids either,” Gross says. U.S. “Any judge is going to look at that and has reason to worry. If you were my client, I would advise you not to give interviews, period. It’s just selfish. “
Thomas made headlines on Friday, July 23, when he said Fox News He has yet to meet Meghan and Harry’s two children, Archie, 2, and Lilibet, 1 month. He previously claimed that he learned of Lili’s birth from the media, not from his daughter.
“I will petition the California courts for the rights to see my grandchildren in the very near future,” the former lighting director said at the time.
Thomas then weighed in on his daughter and son-in-law’s choice to distance themselves from the royal family, revealing that he hopes Queen Elizabeth II he does not “punish” children for “bad behavior” of their parents lately.
Archie and Lili are young children. They are not politics. They are not pawns. They are not part of the game, ”he told the outlet. “And they are also members of royalty and have the same rights as any other member of royalty.”
The Work table The author addressed her relationship with her estranged father earlier this year during the couple’s CBS reveal interview, which aired in March.
“I cry a lot. I mean, I lost my father. I lost a baby, ”Meghan said, referring to her miscarriage before Lili’s arrival in June. “I almost lost my name. I mean, there is the loss of identity. But I’m still standing, and my hope for people who have realized this is to know that there is another side. “
First Suits star also commented on her father’s absence from their 2018 nuptials, noting that there was an “obsession” with everything in her world, including finding her parents.
“I did everything I could to protect them both in that media frenzy,” he said in March. “But for over a year the UK tabloids tried to find my father, offering people so much money to try and find his address. Once they did, I remember them telling me, there was a huge headline, like, ‘We found it!’ or ‘We got it!’ “
Meghan explained that after Thomas was caught mounting photos with the paparazzi in the weeks surrounding their wedding, she and Harry called him to find out their side of the story.
“Asked [about it], and he said, ‘No, absolutely not.’ I said, you know, the institution has never intervened for anything for us, but they can try to come in and kill this story. But if they do this once, we won’t be able to use that same influence to protect our children one day, ”he recalled. “I said, ‘We won’t be able to protect our own children one day.’ I said, ‘I just need you to tell me. If you tell me the truth, we can help. And he couldn’t do that. And that has really resonated for me, especially now as a mother. “
Us weekly has reached out to representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for comment on Thomas’ claims.
With reporting by Jennifer Heger