The struggle over the care and custody of a shared child is never a simple matter, regardless of the circumstances of the parents. However, news of a high-profile and highly unusual child custody case may have reached Massachusetts readers. Olympic medalist Bode Miller and a former girlfriend are in the midst of a custody battle that spans the nation and displays elements of both women's rights and the rights of fathers.
The case centers on the mother's decision to relocate from one coast to the other while still pregnant. Miller allegedly refused to participate in the course of the pregnancy and married another woman while his former girlfriend was pregnant with his child. Nonetheless, he took action to establish his paternal rights after learning of the move.