Bristol Palin, Dakota Meyer awarded joint custody of Sailor Grace


An Alaska Superior Court judge has issued an interim order requiring both Bristol Palin and ex-fiancé Dakota Meyer to share joint custody of their baby daughter Sailor Grace. The ruling, obtained and reported on by The Daily Mail, goes against the requested wishes of Palin.

It reads, in part:

“The mother objects to overnight visitation because the child is currently breastfeeding nightly. However the court finds it in the best interests of the child that overnight visitation [with the father] occur. Mother is to provide father with an adequate supply of milk or formula for overnight visitation.”

The pair have been battling over custody issues since before the baby was born last December 23. While trying to hash out a schedule, Bristol argued that Sailor could not be with her father for more than four hours due to a rigorous breastfeeding schedule.

The ruling states that Meyer will be able to make the trip from his home in Kentucky to Alaska and have time with his daughter for four consecutive days, twice a month starting in May. Meyer will be allowed 4-hour visits with his daughter beginning March 18, but he is seeking an extension of that time.

Meyer has yet to see his daughter as Palin moved back to Alaska before she was born.

This news comes after a recent post from Levi Johnston, the father of Palin’s 7-year-old son Tripp, in which he said he and Bristol finally reached a settlement on their custody battle.

He wrote (via ET):

“I’m so happy to have my son in my life, and to put all of this back in forth in the courts behind me. It might have taken me 7 years and cost me around $100,000 in lawyer fees, spread out among 3 different lawyers, as well as a lot of patience, but it was all worth it. Despite what some have heard I’ve always been there for him, and I go to almost every school event that I can and spend all of my free time with my kids. Right now life is really looking up for our family. Even though fathers in this country don’t usually have the upper hand in court, I encourage every father to never give up on fighting to keep their kids in their life. It’s always worth it.”

Via documents and text messages obtained by The Daily Mail, it’s revealed that Meyer, the second youngest living Medal of Honor recipient-awarded for his valor as a Marine in Afghanistan, agreed with Palin on full-day visits with no overnights. Palin later changed her mind when she learned that Meyer wanted limited time in Palin’s company.

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  • Guest

    It’s so hard to keep up with all the baby daddy’s. She’s such a classless hack.

  • Murphy

    That’s right Bristol–bag it up and hand over that baby!

  • savannah

    I despise Bristol but that really really sucks for her. It’s not as simple as just handing the baby over with a bottle. But oh well maybe she shouldn’t have had premarital sex like she likes to preach about!

    • Cassandra

      You really believe she’s breastfeeding? I don’t. She’s on some MLM weight loss BS and has already been seen with bottles. Not to mention she’s a known liar who will do anything to get her way and keep the dads from seeing their kids.

  • dianna825

    Whoever issued that ruling has never breastfed! It isn’t so easy to just pump out a four day supply of milk beforehand and continue pumping while the baby is gone. And he’s going to make twice monthly trips from KY to Alaska? Really?

    • MsAwesomePants

      Plus, a lot of babies have nipple confusion going back and forth.

      As much as I don’t care for her, I feel bad for her, trying to breastfeed when she’s not going to have the baby all the time.

    • Leslee Bean

      He is the father and has rights. They will all survive it.

  • Pattipandi

    Whatever she did to her jawline makes her look like a praying mantis. I’m not into it.

  • ameliaBedelia76

    I would be sobbing if I was asked to give up or be away from my child during the weekends.her milk supply will get low this way, pumping wont be enough

    • Leslee Bean

      Tough. The father has rights…they’ll both get over it.

      • ameliaBedelia76

        Tough on the baby. No real father would want that for is baby.

        • Guest54321

          No real father would want time with his child?

    • Cassandra

      It’s entirely possible to keep up an adequate supply by pumping for a few days. There are mothers with latch issues cleft palate, or other problems who end up pumping and bottle feeding the whole time. Of course, we’re talking like she’s actually breastfeeding and it’s not just an excuse to deny the father access to his child.

      • ameliaBedelia76

        But those babies are use to a low milk supply. I was just speaking for myselj. I went into heart failure when my daughter was 4 months. I had to stop nursing. I literally cried for months

        • Cassandra

          According to the documents, Bristol was only breastfeeding at night, lending more credence to the idea that her claims were just a way to block access to the baby. That’s entirely different than a fully breastfed baby who suddenly stops.

  • FarrahsCryFace

    Oh Levi everybody knows you don’t have $100k to pay attorneys that much.

    As far as the baby the overnights won’t start until May. That’s enough to build up a supply to send with dad. Dad deserves to see his baby.