Reading all of the articles commenting on Katie Holmes filing for sole custody and the comments in response supporting that the courts/that she and Tom Cruse should have shared parenting, 50/50 custody etc.
Normally I support/endorse shared parenting as a Divorce Coach as being in the best interest of the child absent any special circumstances to warrant a different decision. Issues such as alcohol/drug, criminal history etc.
In this particular instance I support Katie Holmes filing for sole custody. Tom Cruise has already demonstrated with his divorce from Nicole Kidman that he will not support continued and frequent contact and emotional bonding between the children and the other parent.
And because past behavior is the best indicator to future behavior, Holmes team of legal advisers and family members have rightly determined that she too would follow in the footsteps of Kidman if she did not file for sole custody.
Now before any one stands up and screams another man hater, let me say that if the position was reversed and Katie Holmes had previously been married and her former spouse had little to no contact with the children, I would take the same position in support of Tom Cruise.