High conflict custody is familiar fodder for movies. From 1979's "Kramer vs. Kramer" featuring Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman to the film “Boyhood” that came out a few years ago, most are tame compared to "Custody"
Watching “Custody” reminded me of the days I worked for the Superior Court of Los Angeles as a child custody mediator and evaluator. We called the public spaces around our office the 'Hall of Tears.' This film takes viewers on a multitude of harrowing wrong turns and lost opportunities in a bitter custody battle, as a consequence of a messy divorce.
Here are 8 takeaways...