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Roseanne to Ex:

I'm Taking Full Custody of Our Son

4/7/2011 10:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Roseanne Barr wants to strip her ex-husband of custody of their son ... and she let everyone know it today in open court.

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Roseanne and her ex, Ben Thomas, are in the middle of a trial to determine if Roseanne has to foot the bill for Ben's trips to Hawaii to visit their son, Buck. Roseanne lives in Hawaii and Buck attends school there.

During the trial today in L.A.County Superior Court ... Roseanne's legal team said they are in the process of filing for "sole legal and physical custody" of Buck.

Her attorneys expect to complete the process once the judge rules in the current trial.

Outside court, we asked how it went -- and Roseanne simply put her hands together to pray.

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Roseanne is expected to take the stand tomorrow.

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cmholm    

We are up to our armpits with trustafarians in HI. Thank the Lord she's on the Big Island, rather than fscking up our opala on Maui. I don't know the fine ins-and-outs of the ex's relationship, but unless dad is boofing the boy, pay for the freaking airfare already.

1263 days ago
17.

Lori    

Jeez...is it sooooo hard to take the time to dye your fricken hair?

If you're going to go gray? THAN DO IT. The skunk look isn't flattering on anybody...especially this cow.

1263 days ago
18.

bring back recent posts    

.....poor lil rich child...thank god..like above poster said..he is turning 18 soon..hopefully he gets outta dodge..has a awesome education and makes a nice life for himself..cause his mother is one ****ed up female

1263 days ago
19.

lisamorunning    

She's still relevent enought to make news??? No! Her 15 minutes of fame ended a long time ago. Don't waste any more time on this nobody.

1263 days ago
20.

joe    

She shouldn't have married him if she didn't want to pay.

1263 days ago
21.

SNAFU    

5. Why should Roseanne foot the bill for her X and his wife to visit? They are divoriced, she no longer is the money train, get there on your own.

Posted at 7:00 PM on Apr 7, 2011 by Christine

But if the shoe was on the other foor, he'd be expected to pay wouldn't he?

1263 days ago
22.

Dahveed    

What a nasty piece of work she is. He let her move to Hawaii with their son provided she pay for he to visit monthly. Now she's backing out of the deal and wants sole custody so she doesn't have to pay for his visitation. Her neighbor's in Hawaii hate her and so does her ex. Basically everyone that knows her thinks poorly of her.

1263 days ago
23.

John    

Roseanne is starting to look like an old lady nowadays.

1263 days ago
24.

miz    


As been mentioned.. there is already a legal agreement that she would cover his expenses to visit his son in HI and now she's reneging... so... to get it changed legally she's back in court.

Let's see how far she gets with this one.

And that's how it goes when one parent/mate is extremely wealthy and the other isn't. To even the legal playing field in family court the rich one has to pay.

1263 days ago
25.

Peter Sc    

She had not been much of a mother previous. She let some of her other children attend CEDU - a rather controversial so-called therapeutic boot camp marketed as a boarding school.

It was the school where a convicted killer James Lee Crummel had free access to the campus and at least 3 children disappered over the years not to be ever seen again. Everybody knows that background checks are non-existing in boarding schools even today.

If past behavior predict future actions, then he should win this legal battle.

1263 days ago
26.

sugarbee    

I'm with Christine>
And to the poster who says the kid will hate his mother for this. How exactly would you know how he feels. Maybe he doesn't give a fluck about his father. just like i never did mine because he was a self absorbed loser. I think Ben Thomas used her for the money in the first place just like Tom Arnald did. And maybe he is crap as a father and maybe there son agrees that she shouldn't have to keep footing the bill for him. And Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places to live, I doubt she moved there just to keep his son far away. The creep is probably jealous cause he doesn't get to live there and in her bank account anymore.

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Why should Roseanne foot the bill for her X and his wife to visit? They are divorced, she no longer is the money train, get there on your own.

Posted at 7:00 PM on Apr 7, 2011 by Christine

1263 days ago
27.

I Chinee    

This bitch is crazy!

1263 days ago
28.

cmholm    

Expanding on my previous screed... if Rosie is on the north end of the Big Island, her son is probably attending the Hawaii Prep Academy. Based on the crap the college prep school on Maui has to go through with high-end parents lugging an inflated sense of self-entitlement, it wouldn't surprise me if the staff at HPA just loooves dealing with Buck's mom.

1263 days ago
29.

Sharon    

Let me see if I understand this correctly.

1. They had a legally binding order for joint physical custody.
2. Roseanne decided she wanted to move several thousand miles away to Hawaii and take her son with her.
3. Her ex agreed, provided she pay his travel expenses to visit his son for 10 days a month, each month.
4. The revised custody agreement was formalized in family court proceedings.
5. Roseanne now wishes to reneg on the agreement.

And this is the ex-husband's fault because...?

1263 days ago
30.

stumpy    

5.

Why should Roseanne foot the bill for her X and his wife to visit? They are divoriced, she no longer is the money train, get there on your own.

Posted at 7:00 PM on Apr 7, 2011 by Christine
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It is part of the agreement allowing her to move the kid out of state im not certain of California's laws but in this state one parent cannot move a child out of state without permission of the other custodial parent.

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