It looks like rapper Ludacris is fighting to gain custody of his 2 month old daughter. In court papers Ludacris assertd that he is a “fit and capable parent” and should get full physical custody of the daughter. In support of his argument, Ludacris points out that he has been “an active father” to his 12-year old daughter.
At this point, some may have that skeptical grin, thinking Ludacris is seeking custody to get out of paying child support. By the way, the last time Ludacris was in court, the judge awarded Tamika Fuller a/k/a Ludacris’ baby mama, $7,000 in child support. Put yourself in his position. Do you blame him for trying to get custody of the child?
Realistically, there are men out there who want to play a role in a child’s life, although the child may have been born outside of wedlock. I have even seen a grown man cry because he got in an argument with a girl friend and she denied him access to his child. When that happens, the father will need to go to court to establish a time sharing plan or visitation schedule. This is the best way for the father to ensure that he has access to the child. Unfortunately, without a court order the father of a child born outside of wedlock has very few rights. To preserve those rights, the father will need to initiate a paternity action.
Ludacris will not gain full custody of his 2-month old daughter. Depending on Georgia law, the judge may establish a time sharing plan that will be fair to him and Ms. Fuller. More importantly, the judge’s ruling will be in the best interests of their 2-month old daughter. Also, Ludacris’ child support obligation probably will not go away.
While Ludacris is a well-known celebrity, cases similar to his occur all the time. If you have questions regarding visitation, time sharing, or parenting plans, call Rich Bradford at (813) 413-2402 to schedule a meeting to discuss your case.