Dina & Michael Lohan Back In Court
First Published: June 3, 2008 2:18 PM EDT Credit: AP
WESTBURY, N.Y. -- The battling Lohans are back in court.
Nearly a year after they settled their divorce, Lindsay Lohan’s estranged parents were in a Long Island courtroom Tuesday over custody issues.
Michael Lohan complained that his ex-wife, Dina, wasn’t living up to a visitation agreement involving their two youngest children, Ali, 14, and Dakota, 11. The children live with their mother in Merrick; Michael now lives in Southampton.
While much of the discussion about the custody dispute took place in the judge’s chambers, Michael Lohan’s attorney, John DiMascio Jr., said it involved his client’s complaints that he wasn’t being allowed to visit the children.
Neither Lindsay Lohan, 21, nor her brother Michael, 19, are involved in the custody issue since they are no longer minors.
Their parents are no strangers to the media glare — Dina Lohan has her own reality TV show on E! and Michael Lohan writes a blog for OK! magazine.
But both claimed they intended to stop speaking to reporters while their court case proceeds.
“There won’t be any more comments from Dina and I,” Michael Lohan told reporters outside the Nassau County Family Court building.
Moments earlier, Dina Lohan’s attorney made a similar declaration: “They would appreciate being allowed to participate in their children’s lives without the press,” said Eugene Russo.
Family Court Judge Stacy Bennett scheduled a follow-up court session July 14, but indicated she was pleased the two sides were attempting to reach a settlement.
“I am encouraged to hear that the parties and counsel are working at ways to repair the relationship between the children and the father,” she said.
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