Divorces rarely bring out the best in people and often the individuals who suffer the most during the process are the children of the separating couple. While their parents are entrenched in a battle to sever all legal ties with each other, often children become pawns in hostile child custody disputes. While courts often have the difficult responsibility of deciding which parent should serve as the primary caregiver to the children after the divorce, circumstances do occur when neither parent is fit for such an undertaking.
Katie Holmes may be preparing for an interesting day in court. The actress, who recently filed for divorce from Tom Cruise after 5 years of marriage, is reportedly seeking sole legal child custody of their 6-year-old daughter, Suri, in addition to primary residential custody.