Entertainment Celebrity Madonna’s son Rocco has his day in court

Madonna’s son Rocco has his day in court

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Madonna’s 15-year-old son Rocco is again at a High Court hearing where a judge is analysing the latest evidence in a dispute over his future.

Justice MacDonald began hearing submissions in the dispute between Madonna and her ex-husband Guy Ritchie at a private hearing in the Family Division of the High Court earlier this week.

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Rocco was at the hearing on Friday – but not Madonna or Mr Ritchie, with all three represented by separate legal teams.

Similar hearings have taken place in New York following the launch of family court litigation in America.

A judge in New York has heard that Rocco is living with his father in England.

Lawyers told the court at last week’s hearing that Madonna wanted the teenager to return to live with her in the US and had issued an application in England under an international legal convention.

They said the singer now wanted to withdraw that application and bring the legal proceedings launched in England to a close.

The judge said last week that he had to decide whether the proceedings launched by Madonna in England should end – or whether he should make decisions on Rocco’s welfare.

A judge in New York is analysing issues relating to the custody of Rocco – and those proceedings have already been widely reported in the media.