It’s been a heck of a week for Khloe Kardashian, giving birth to her first child less than 48 hours after discovering that her boyfriend Tristan Thompson had apparently cheated on her multiple times throughout her pregnancy. Now, she has some big decisions to make — like where she’s going to live, and how much, if any, custody she’s going to allow Tristan to have.
Khloe decided to give birth in Cleveland, her home base with her Cavaliers-playing baby daddy. She was at their home last weekend, waiting to go into labor, when Tristan was caught on camera getting hot and heavy with an Instagram model before they were filmed entering a hotel together in the wee hours of the morning.
Though it’s rumoured that Tristan was in the delivery room when Khloé gave birth in Cleveland, Ohio and that the new mum has already forgiven the NBA star, we can’t help but question who will get custody of their newborn, should they decide to call time on their relationship.
Well, according to Ohio’s child custody rights, Khloé currently has sole custody of her daughter.
Katie Arthurs, Principal Attorney at McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman, a law firm in Cleveland, explained to HollywoodLife: ‘If a child is born to unmarried parents, then under Ohio law, the mother has sole custody. It is then up to the father to file with the court to establish paternity, custody/shared-parenting, and/or visitation rights.’
Ohio state law states:
‘An unmarried female who gives birth to a child is the sole residential parent and legal custodian of the child until a court of competent jurisdiction issues an order designating another person as the residential parent and legal custodian.’
While it’s a little early to discuss custody rights given the fact the public is still in the dark as to Khloé and Tristan’s current relationship status, we hope that the pair can come to an agreement regarding their co-parenting that focuses on the wellbeing of their child.