Kelly Clarkson has won a round in her divorce from Brandon Blackstock. A judge has awarded the singer primary custody of the couple’s two children, six-year-old River and four-year-old Remington.
Brandon currently lives in Montana, and while technically he and Kelly will share joint and physical legal custody of the kids, Kelly will have primary custody in Los Angeles. Brandon wanted to have his time with the kids in Montana but a judge agreed that being shuttled back and forth would be detrimental to them. Instead, Brandon will get them three weekends a month, two of which he’ll have to spend with them in Los Angeles, with the kids traveling to Montana one weekend a month. The docs also say the kids will FaceTime with dad "at a mutually agreed upon time.”
As for the holidays, the children will spend December 19th to Christmas at 2 pm with Brandon, while Kelly will get them from Christmas afternoon through New Year’s. The ruling notes that neither Kelly nor Brandon are allowed to say anything bad about each other, with court docs revealing "the level of conflict between the parents has increased,” adding, “The parties have a difficult time co-parenting due to issues of trust between them."
People also reports that Brandon is seeking $436,000 in monthly spousal and child support from Kelly. According to a source, Brandon has "been equally unreasonable in his requests for child and spousal support, as well as attorney fees," adding, "Kelly’s offered to pay for all the kids’ expenses, but Brandon seems to think he is entitled to and needs $301,000 in spousal support and $135,000 in child support per month.” The insider notes that he's also asking for $2 million in attorney's fees, and he's being represented by seven lawyers.