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Judge Awarded Mel Gibson

More Face Time with Baby

12/17/2010 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson will get to see his daughter more than he has in the past, thanks to Judge Scott Gordon.

Mel Gibson Custody
As TMZ first reported, Judge Gordon modified the existing custody agreement late Thursday.

Now sources tell us Gordon has given Mel more time with Lucia, but not a lot more.  We're told the increase is measured by hours -- not days -- per week.  Sources say the increase for Mel amounts to a little more than one day a week.

According to the agreement Mel and Oksana Grigorieva signed in May, both have joint physical and legal custody of Lucia.  Under that agreement, Mel had visitation rights a total of 6 days -- with three overnight visits -- every two weeks. The judge has now increased Mel's face time.

It's a far cry from what Oksana wanted ... namely, to strip Mel of overnight visits altogether and to only give him monitored visitation.

Sources tell us Judge Gordon told the parties there were no winners or losers, but that the change was made for the best interests of Lucia.


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76.

bea    

@Kathy You are telling me he has NO other children under 18???

1345 days ago
77.

TMZgossip    

Sounds to me like he split the custody right down the middle. mel had days already--he was given hours--that says t me they each have 3.5 days per week.

What that means for the money is the interesting part. I am still betting the judge told her to pay her own bills and to get a job. He may well have reduced the support since now they BOTH have equal time, equal responsiblity, they may well have to kick in equal amounts of money.

Posted at 11:59 AM on Dec 17, 2010 by Sam
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wow
that's how you 'read it'?
you're wrong
they don't have 'equal time' by any stretch of the imagination

1345 days ago
78.

kali    

wow
that's how you 'read it'?
you're wrong
they don't have 'equal time' by any stretch of the imagination

Posted at 1:02 PM on Dec 17, 2010 by TMZgossip

So what do they have? Please explain it to us.

1345 days ago
79.

Sincerity    

YEAH Lucia is going to have control. Too bad so sad narcissitic cult like Mel Gibson!!! Lucia will get what she wants in life for being the product of a very irresponsible and reckless Mel Gibson-Oksana continues to have at least equal rights with this bozo. Let's see how few people are going to support Mel's future career.

Posted at 12:37 PM on Dec 17, 2010 by bea

It's not surprising that you have CONVENIENTLY FORGOTTEN about Roman Polanski's SEX CRIMES against a MINOR PRETEEN girl. He fled from justice, continued to make movies and received awards. Such behavior is inexcusable; however, this man continues to work with Hollywood's blessing. If this twisted, perverted "slime bag" still has a career, Mel Gibson can also have one, if he chooses.

1345 days ago
80.

Anon    

Why does TMZ use poorly lit photos of Oksana and photos of Mel from ten years ago?

1345 days ago
81.

eyecandy    

Mel would NEVER be broke...dream on...

1345 days ago
82.

Anon    

How objective is TMZ if they are owned by Warner which profits from the syndication and distribution of Mel's movies?

1345 days ago
83.

Curious    

Anon -
Photo of Mr. Mel is recent and the one from Miss Oksana is, I believe, in front of the courthouse in sunlight.

Neither are very flattering.

1345 days ago
84.

Anon    

Based on the slant TMZ puts on Mel stories, does TMZ really think Mel is innocent? Oven dodger? Does it get any worse than that?

1345 days ago
85.

Rico    

Has anyone explored the whore's background in Russia? It would be hysterical if they found out she was part Jewish, or as the ever articulate and charming Mel says, an "oven dodger". Wonder if he would want to see his baby then, if she were tainted, in his twisted world? He is a gross pig, she is a greedy piglet, what a lovely couple, CPS should take the kid away from both of them.

1345 days ago
86.

BlancheDevereaux    

Step by step. :)

Posted at 11:37 AM on Dec 17, 2010 by Sam

ITA!!!

1345 days ago
87.

TMZgossip    

I hate math.

6 days and 3 overnights/ 2 weeks (Sun -> Sat X 2) =
3 days and 1.5 overnight/ 1 week

Not knowing the exact schedule or how the time awarded is proportioned, it's hard to say where that "little more than one day a week" would fit in. The best would be increase the 1.5 overnight to 2/week.

Posted at 12:35 PM on Dec 17, 2010 by Curious
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I'll do the math for you Curious, based on the custody agreement

Gibson gets Lucia, per the terms of the agreement, a total of 96 hours every 2 weeks (beginning Oct 30, 2010)

He only has 5 total visits
1 of the visits is 32 hours, and I guess TMZ is counting that as 2 because it totals more then 1 day.

reg visits are 8 hours (2)
overnights are 24 hours (2)
extended overnight is 32 hours (1)

nanny is responsible for transfers in a 'timely manner' but no time frame is given in the custody agreement
(in the short form agreement I seem to recall there were 30 minute transfer times for moving the child between residences)

the ruling for this story says the changes were measured in hours, so maybe (all opinion here) Judge Gordon clarified that transfer times to ensure they didn't eat into Gibson's visitation or to ensure the transfers were borne by both, instead of just in Gibson's visitations. 5 transfers x 2 ways x 30 minutes each adds up!!

btw, this is the schedule per the Custody agreement:

commencing Oct 30, 2010 -

week 1
tues 10a-6p
thurs 10a-6p
sat 10a-6p sun (extended overnight)


week 2
tues 10a-10a wed (overnight)
thurs 10a-10a fri (overnight)

1345 days ago
88.

Anonymous    

If Oksana was using 30 pills a day why isn't she subject to drug testing and some intervention? For most people that would equate to impaired parenting. If anyone needs a court appointed observer it is Oksana.

1345 days ago
89.

Sincerity    

Based on the slant TMZ puts on Mel stories, does TMZ really think Mel is innocent? Oven dodger? Does it get any worse than that?

Posted at 1:08 PM on Dec 17, 2010 by Anon

It's not surprising that you have CONVENIENTLY FORGOTTEN about Roman Polanski's SEX CRIMES against a MINOR PRETEEN girl. He fled from justice, continued to make movies and received awards. Such behavior is inexcusable; however, this man continues to work with Hollywood's blessing. If this twisted, perverted "slime bag" still has a career, Mel Gibson can also have one, if he chooses.

Posted at 1:05 PM on Dec 17, 2010 by Sincerity

It seems to me that things were VERY UGLY in Hollywood long before Mel Gibson surfaced as a celebrity. There's nothing uglier than SEXUALLY ABUSING A CHILD! I would hate to believe that Hollywood has overlooked Polanski's crimes because of his Jewish ancestry???

1345 days ago
90.

kelly    

Hi JWW.


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