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Is He Ludacris? Rapper Initiates Legal Action to Gain Custody of His Child

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.

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Posted by on February 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Family Law – On Cruise-Holmes Divorce Writer Offers Interesting Thoughts

The author of the Custody Calculations blog has interesting thoughts on the pending Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorce.  The author notes that Ms. Holmes is aggressively seeking sole custody of the children because with respect to Tom Cruise, the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.  The author claims that in Cruise’s divorce from Nicole Kidman, he managed to gain the upper hand in the custody battle and effectively keep Kidman from seeing the children.  Now that the Cruise-Kidman children are adults, the author notes that you will not find the children photographed with their mother.  The author suggests that Holmes’ aggressive stance is necessary if she wants to have a future with her children.

A link to the Custody Calculations blog can be found here: Everyone is Going To Have Something to Say; TomKat Divorce.

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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