Sharon Stone, Philip Bronstein

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Sharon Stone has suffered a legal blow bound to resonate with mothers everywhere—she has lost physical custody rights to her 8-year-old son, Roan.

According to the minute order of a Sept. 12 hearing obtained by E! News, a judge ruled that Stone's ex-husband Phil Bronstein "shall have permanent sole physical custody" of the boy because the former newspaper publisher was found able to "provide a more structured continuity, stable, secure and consistent home that…Roan needs." (View the document.)

The order has been made permanent, pending a change in circumstances of either Stone or Bronstein. Specifically, per the minute order, if Stone relocates to San Francisco, where Bronstein and now Roan reside, or if Bronstein moves away from the Bay Area.

Judging by the stipulations, Stone was presumably seeking a modification of the previous custody arrangement to get more time with her oldest son as the order stated that the "court does not find that move away is in child's best interest."

While she has lost her physical custody, Stone retains her rights to have access to the child, with the court ordering that her number be programmed into the boy's home and cell phones.

Back in April, Stone filed court papers seeking a change in the boy's primary residence, ostensibly either as a preliminary step to seek joint living arrangements or possibly increased custody. At the time, Bronstein, the former San Francisco Chronicle editor, retained primary custody of their son, as he now will continue to do.

The former couple tied the knot in 1998 and divorced in 2004; they adopted Roan back in 2000.

The Basic Instinct star has two other children, sons Laird, whom she adopted in May 2005, and Quinn, whom she adopted in June 2006.

A perfunctory subsequent hearing to address attorney's fees in the matter has been set for Nov. 18.

—Additional reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum

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