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Child support one of several issues in this contentious divorce

The son of a coal baron, who is well known in California and internationally and reportedly has ties with the POTUS, is currently entangled in a bitter court battle regarding divorce-related issues and other matters. The man's ex has accused him of serious crimes against their adopted pre-teen daughter. A U.S. district court judge recently dismissed a claim the man in question filed against his former wife. He has also stated that his ex has failed to pay child support.

The man says he believes the claims filed against him should be adjudicated in the state in which he currently lives. However, a judge has stated that the case will remain in the state where the man's ex initially filed a petition and that he has shown no proof that he is a resident of the state in which he claims to live. In fact, the judge said, evidence shows he owns property in the state where the petition was filed. 

As the son of a wealthy coal baron, the man says his ex has drummed up false allegations of sexual assault against him, trying to make him look like a bad father and person so she can extort monies from him. He said there is no truth to his ex's accusations that he committed wrongdoing against his adopted daughter, who emigrated from another country of origin. His ex claims he used threats of deportation to get the child to commit inappropriate acts.

Such cases are highly complex, and the court will likely order extensive investigations before determining whether or not the allegations against the man are true. As for the child support issue, if the man's ex was indeed ordered by the court to pay child support, she must fully adhere to the terms of the order unless and until she requests modification and the court grants it. Like all family law judges, those in California have children's safety and best interests in mind when making decisions regarding divorce, domestic violence or child support. A concerned parent may request a meeting at any time.

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