Although the relationship with the children is always important, it is the best interests of the child that must always be served in child custody determinations.
In what might seem like a strange twist, Charlie Sheen was in a California court recently with one ex-wife, Denise Richards, to have custody of the two children Sheen shares with his other ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, granted to Richards. Illustrating that it is the child's best interest that governs child custody decisions, Richards will keep Sheen and Mueller's twin girls for now. The children were recently removed from Mueller's care when her home was declared unsafe due to her drug use. Richards then took temporary custody of the children. Although lawyers could not comment on the case, it was reported that Richards was given costody for now as Mueller has entered a drug treatment center for presciption drug abuse. Sheen and Mueller's twins currently live with Richards and the two daughters she shares with Sheen.