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Brooke, Denise

Declare Temporary Truce in Custody War

11/7/2013 2:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1107-brooke-mueller-leaving-court-tmzBrooke Mueller and Denise Richards were actually cordial with each other during a mandatory sit-down with a chief honcho from the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services ... but the drama is far from over ... TMZ has learned.

As we first reported ... Denise and Brooke showed up at an L.A. courthouse today and met with DCFS Medical Director Dr. Charles Sophy.  We're told Sophy also asked Charlie Sheen to attend the meeting, but Sheen declined.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... although the 2 warring women were not openly hostile toward each other, their problems were NOT solved during the 4-hour session.  We're told Denise is still waffling on whether she'll continue to serve as temporary guardian for twins Bob and Max.

Here's what our sources say happened in the meeting:

 --- Sophy did a lot of clarifying as to what the goals were -- specifically, to gradually "reunify" Brooke with her kids

--   Sophy made it clear the goal is not for Denise to keep custodial control over the twins.  Her role would diminish as Brooke became stronger and able to provide parenting.  We're told this will be a slow process and Sophy established more specific guidelines as to how it will happen

--   There was an acknowledgment by all that Bob and Max have been significantly damaged psychologically by the turmoil in the family

--  There was also an acknowledgment ... there is no "magic bullet" to solve their emotional problems 

--  Charlie is NOT being looked at as an option for custody

--   As for Denise, she still feels Brooke is interfering with the proper treatment of Bob and Max, and fears the twins will physically hurt her daughters

--  We're told there was no evidence Brooke has lapsed back into drug use

We're told no follow-up meetings are scheduled with Sophy and the women.   We're told DCFS social workers will now take over.  As for when Brooke gets full custody -- currently she's getting 2 overnights a week and 3 days.  We're told the process of full custody will be fairly slow.

NOW GET THIS!!!  Charlie, Brooke and Denise all live in the same exclusive gated community -- Mulholland Estates.  Guess who else lives there?  CHARLES SOPHY!

Only in Hollywood.

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31.

david 183    

The Director also has a multi million dollar estate. That caught my attention.

316 days ago
32.

Meanie    

Where's any of the grandparents in this?

316 days ago
33.

bring back recent posts    

...so in other words the children's best interest Sid not being met....poor poor lil boys...

316 days ago
34.

me    

There's the problem with DCFS- the director is overpaid, while the social workers are underpaid and overworked. Great system :)

316 days ago
35.

billybob    

Two idiots.luts, one thought: money!

316 days ago
36.

Sincerity    

DCFS should have "INSISTED" on mandatory counseling for Bob & Max. The poor kids have to acquire much better "social skills" in order to effectively interact with others. The sooner their problems are addressed, the better for all parties involved. As they age, socializing them is going to become harder.

316 days ago
37.

Mike L    

Why is Charlie not an option for custody? He seems to be the most stable of all of them, and the best parent.

316 days ago
38.

jayndeb    

charlie get an attorney an do what hes says . if DCFS ever holds a TDM you kids are gone

316 days ago
39.

Cartman    

They want to give Mueller those kids back? Clearly, IMO, CPS in Los Angeles is completely broken.

316 days ago
40.

Mike    

Since both Charlie AND Brooke are irresponsible, clueless parents, I'm thinking that maybe Charlie should do what he is good at (writing big checks) and buy another house in Mulholland Estates where a couple of nannies and the boys live and take care of them full time. At least for a few years. That way NEITHER of them technically have custody of the kids but they are still walking distance away from them.

Charlie and Brooke could go over to the new house to visit the boys during scheduled days and times. I don't think Charlie or Brooke really want to be bothered with parenting chores anyway. They probably don't do 95% of the things that most middle class parents do anyway. They have maids, drivers and maybe a part time nanny already.

316 days ago
41.

beachgal    

Why would any doctor EVER put kids back with a crackhead who claims to be clean for only a few months??
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And isn't Dr Sophy pals with Quack Pinsky?? That says everything. Those poor kids will never get help & be free from their demon mother with this idiot in charge. :(

316 days ago
42.

Pat    

I hope Brooke does whst's right for her boys and not just her pocketbook. Maybe Charlie should pay her to stay away if she's that bad.

316 days ago
43.

Lydia    

Did those ghosts stop stealing Charlie's cars and driving them over the cliff?

316 days ago
44.

LMN    

If they all agree the kids are psychologically damaged, why don't they...DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT???? Those kids need help, longer they wait, worse it will get. Didn't earlier stories say Denise wanted a psychologist look at the kids, but Brooke wouldn't allow it?
If Charlie is such a good dad, how come he can't take them?
Goofy situation.

316 days ago
45.

tmzcommenter    

I don't get why Denise has to take care of these kids. Can't Charlie's parents or Brooke's parents take care of them?

316 days ago
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