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Judge tentatively denies Stone's custody request

Actress Sharon Stone wants to change the custody arrangment affecting her son, Roan.
/ Source: Access Hollywood

A San Francisco Superior Court judge has issued a tentative denial of a request by Sharon Stone to modify a custody arrangement related to Roan, her adopted son with ex-husband Phil Bronstein.

Stone recently filed papers asking that the court move the primary residence of the 8-year-old from Marin County, where his father lives, to his mother’s home base of Los Angeles.

Prior to the request, Stone and Bronstein had agreed to rotate primary care of their son on a two-year schedule, allowing the boy to spend the first two years — 2005 and 2006 — with his father and the following two with his mother, the court papers indicated.

But the ruling by the court on Monday concluded that Bronstein’s home “is a more supportive environment for Roan during the school year,” the court papers read.

The record states that a move to LA would create a “sense of loss,” which would be “overwhelming” for Roan.

The court paperwork indicated that while he was in kindergarten, a previous custody arraignment saw the young boy shuffled between his parents every three weeks and between two different schools. They also detailed a host of emotional, medical and learning issues the child reportedly has dealt with over the years.

In one passage the documents claim the “Father complains that Mother ‘pathologizes Roan’ to such a point that it is having a negative effect on Roan.”

Another passage suggests that “Mother suggested that Roan should have Botox injections in his feet to resolve a problem he had with foot odor,” the court papers read. “As Father appropriately noted, the simple and common sense approach of making sure Roan wore socks with his shoes and used foot deodorant corrected the odor problem without the need for any invasive procedure on this young child.”

As a result of Monday’s tentative ruling, Roan will continue to remain living with his father and visitation with Stone shall remain at one weekend per month, except during months with five Fridays, in which case the actress will have two visits. She will also have holidays already assigned.