Levi Johnston Wins Seven-Year Custody Battle Over Son With Bristol Palin

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After seven years and $100,000 worth of legal expenses, Levi Johnston has finally prevailed in his custody battle with Bristol Palin over their son, Tripp.

Johnston could not contain his elation and posted the good news on social media on Tuesday. "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," he wrote on his Facebook page. "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."

However, Johnston took down the post after less than 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Bristol Palin seemed to be pleased with the outcome of the case as she shared a Jane Blaustone quote on her Instagram page that read: “"The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other."

☝?️just thinking out loud this morning

A photo posted by Bristol Palin (@bsmp2) on

Back in 2009, Levi Johnston claimed that his ex-fiancée Bristol and her family refused to grant him access to their son, Tripp. Four years later, he filed a petition for equal custody of their son, a move that the Palins challenged through unpaid child support allegations amounting to more than $60,000.

The 25-year-old former oil worker and Playgirl model was engaged to Palin twice before breaking up for good in 2010. A published author, Levi Johnston has been married for three years to this wife, Sunny Oglesby, with whom he has two young daughters named Breeze Beretta and Indy Rae.

My babies

A photo posted by Levi Johnston (@levikjohnston) on

Bristol Palin believes that she did not “lose” the custody case as she says “every child deserves two loving parents”. She posted a photo of herself with Tripp and two-month-old daughter Sailor Grace, whose father is her ex-fiancé Dakota Meyer, with whom she is currently engaged in a custody battle as well.

Val Powell

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