Illinoisans love their kids. They want to be there to watch and help their children as they grow up. But when the mother and father cannot get along, that often means one parent will primarily be the person who gets to watch and help the child grow up. That seldom sits well for the parent who misses out. Take, for example, the former Gossip Girls actress, Kelly Rutherford.
Rutherford married Daniel Giersch. The marriage soured, but not until after the couple had two girls, one eight years old, the other five. Following the divorce, a court awarded child custody to Giersch. He then took the girls to France.