A date has been set for the custody trial of Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner.
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According to court documents obtained by Us Weekly, a judge ruled on Tuesday (3Oct23) that the Jonas Brothers star and Game of Thrones actress’ trial will begin on January 2 in Manhattan. Last month, the American singer confirmed that he had filed for divorce from the British actress after four years of marriage.
The former couple have since started a custody battle over their two daughters Willa, three, and Delphine, 14 months. Sophie Turner pleaded for the children to join her in England, while Joe Jonas insisted they stay in the US. Legal documents show that her two daughters have dual American and British citizenship.
“Joe is asking for joint custody of the children so that they can be raised by both their mother and father, and of course he also agrees to the children being raised in the US and the UK,” said one of his lawyers in a statement last month. In a later statement, he added: “The children were born in the United States and have lived most of their lives in the United States. You are American citizens. » Willa was born in California while Delphine was born in Florida.
In a filing in September, Sophie Turner argued that she and Joe Jonas had “not committed to settling in any particular location until April 2023,” adding: “The parties viewed England as a safe place to raise their children to raise.” »
The New York judge ruled that Willa and Delphine must remain in the United States until the custody case is resolved. Sophie Turner requested that the trial take place in an English court, a request which Joe Jonas rejected.