Many California parents can relate to the stress and contention parental disagreements can spark after divorce. Such disputes often pertain to child support, especially if one parent accuses the other of failing to meet his or her legal obligation to provide financial supplement for their children. The former wife of singer R. Kelly went to court regarding such matters and has apparently come away quite satisfied with the judge’s decision.
As it stands, R. Kelly was ordered to pay $62,000 in overdue support monies. In recent months, the singer has been the focus of numerous legal proceedings and allegations, not only from the mother of his three children but several other parties, as well. In this case, his ex says she couldn’t be happier for her kids at this time and will continue to fight for their best interests as time goes on.
Kelly recently denied any wrongdoing regarding sexual assault allegations made against him. He also requested lower child support payments. He claimed the extenuating legal circumstances in his life have impeded his ability to meet the terms of his existing court order.
While the judge overseeing this case did not rule in Kelly’s favor, it is not uncommon for judges to grant modifications upon request if a parent can show that a substantial change in circumstances is the reason why he or she is asking for payments to be lowered. Any California parent currently struggling to resolve child support issues may request a meeting with an experienced family law attorney. An attorney’s guidance and support is often the first step toward a swift and agreeable solution.