When rumors started swirling that Robin Thicke was cheating on his wife Paula Patton after an inappropriate photo surfaced, the singer insisted to Star magazine “my wife and I are perfectly in love and very happily married.” Thicke then pleaded to get his wife back for most of 2014, even dedicating his album to her. Unfortunately the couple didn’t stand the test of time and divorced in 2015.

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Amid their contentious custody battle, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton went to therapy together with their 6-year-old son Julian over the weekend.

Karen Mizoguchi
Jan, 17, 2017

This article originally appeared on People.

Amid their contentious custody battleRobin Thicke and Paula Patton went to therapy together with their 6-year-old son Julian over the weekend, multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE.

“While Julian has remained in his mother’s care, both parties are working with a therapist who is advising on Julian’s best interest,” a source familiar with the situation says. “The family attended their first joint therapy session this weekend. Ms. Patton will continue to do what is right for her son.”

Amid their contentious custody battleRobin Thicke and Paula Patton went to therapy together with their 6-year-old son Julian over the weekend, multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE.

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“While Julian has remained in his mother’s care, both parties are working with a therapist who is advising on Julian’s best interest,” a source familiar with the situation says. “The family attended their first joint therapy session this weekend. Ms. Patton will continue to do what is right for her son.”

A school counselor also states in court papers that Julian told her in November that his father “punches him so hard, but never where someone can see.” She and the school principal decided to meet with Patton and then to call L.A.’s Department of Children and Family Services on Jan. 4.

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In his declaration, Thicke said he had “never exceeded age-appropriate discipline” with Julian and only spanked him “lightly” as a “last resort.” Thicke said he and Patton had agreed to that type of discipline.

“The Department of Children and Family Services has extensively interviewed the family, including Julian. They put no restrictions on Robin’s custody and advised Paula to follow the court orders,” Thicke’s lawyer Angela Pierce di Donato tells PEOPLE.

The source familiar with the situation confirms to PEOPLE that the DCFS investigation is ongoing. DCFS declined to comment, citing client privacy.

Thicke also claimed he had not had physical contact with Julian since Dec. 31, and that after Julian’s first day back at school on Jan. 3, Patton refused to let father and son FaceTime in private.

The former couple’s custody dispute has become increasingly fraught after a L.A. judge denied Patton’s request to limit Thicke‘s joint custody of their son.

On Friday, Thicke called authorities to Patton’s home after Julian missed his visitation with the singer the evening before and failed to arrive at school. A representative for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Lost Hills station confirmed to PEOPLE that law enforcement officials were dispatched. The representative referred to the incident as “a non-event” but said “it involved a child not wanting to go with someone.”

Thicke and Patton’s divorce was officially granted in March 2015 after a year-long separation. Their physical custody agreement gives Thicke overnights with Julian every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Following Friday’s incident, Julian remained with Patton for the remainder of the weekend.