Channing Tatum Has Asked the Courts to Help Set a Custody Schedule with Jenna Dewan

Channing Tatum filed legal documents Monday requesting a court-mandated custody schedule for his daughter, Everly, with ex-wife Jenna Dewan.

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  • In legal documents filed Monday, Channing Tatum asked the courts to step in to help set a stricter custody schedule for him and ex-wife Jenna Dewan.
  • In his filing, Tatum specifically highlights holidays as a point of conflict and asked the courts to step in and set a firm schedule for while holidays Everly will spend with each of her parents.
  • The actor acknowledged the need for flexibility in the schedule, given his and Dewan's demanding careers and also requested that their modified custody agreement include regular co-parenting counseling.

Channing Tatum is pushing for changes to his custody agreement over his daughter, Everly, with ex-wife Jenna Dewan.

The actor filed legal documents on Monday asking the courts to step in and clarify his and Dewan's custody arrangement, according to documents obtained by E! Online.

"Over the past six months, it has become evident to me that a clear and specific holiday schedule is necessary and important," Tatum said in a statement with the filing. "We both need to be able to make plans during our respective custodial times, particularly during the holidays, and having a set schedule will allow us to do that."

Tatum also requested other adjustments to the custody agreement, including a FaceTime schedule to guarantee contact between Everly and the parent she's not currently residing with at any given time and mandatory, ongoing co-parenting counseling for him and Dewan.

In his statement, the actor went onto say:

Finally, he requested that neither he nor Dewan be "authorized to use Everly's name, image or likeness for any paid or for profit sponsorship, advertisement, campaign or partnership, including on any form of social media or any other media, without the prior written consent of the other party."

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