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Georgia Parents: Not Getting Child Support Like You Should?

by The Anderson Firm, LLC

The concept is simple: both parents should financially contribute, from each's ability, to a child's needs. In many circumstances — after a divorce, or separation of unmarried parents — a legal order needs to be established that ensures the financial security of a particular child or children.

Just because an order for child support is in place does not mean the paying parent will automatically comply. If you are the receiving spouse in a child support order and stop receiving payments from your ex, you have options for getting the money your child needs. Remember: you shouldn’t feel guilty for putting your foot down and demanding payments to which you and your child are legally entitled. Unpaid child support is referred to in the legal system as "child support arrears."

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Joie Chavis took to social media to clear the air about assumptions her fans may have about her baby daddies, Future Hendrix and Bow Wow.

Since the Covid peaked in 2020, courts stopped aggressively pursuing fathers who are behind in their child support payments.

Times are hard for everyone, including rappers who can't tour or book club gigs due to the lockdowns.

In a Q&A session on her Youtube channel, Joie Chavis asked her followers to reveal their uninformed assumptions about her.

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At the 2:11 mark of the video [click here], Joie revealed she doesn't receive child support from either of her children's fathers.

"Um, I don't get any child support (imitates a record scratching) - repeat that -- I don't get any child support."

Joie was a background dancer for Bow Wow when he fathered her daughter, Shai Moss, 9.

She also welcomed a son named Hendrix with Future in 2018.

"I don't really need to ask for certain things for my kids 'cause I can do everything myself," she said confidently.

Watch the full video below.

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Halle Berry won a major victory in child support court -- her monthly child support payments to her ex, Gabriel Aubry, have been slashed in half.

The Oscar winner was ordered to pay Aubry $16,000-a-month following the couple's split, so he could cover expenses for their 13-year-old daughter Nahla, but due to Covid-19, revenues for movie stars are down across the board.

Thanks to a new settlement, Halle is now ordered to pay her ex $8,000-a-month for their daughter.

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As part of the deal, obtained by The Blast, Halle has agreed to pay "retroactive" support to Gabriel and cover Nahla's private school tuition and health insurance.

The Monster's Ball star has also agreed to pay Gabriel additional child support if her income exceeds $1.95 million in any given year, and she must also contribute $5,000 to Gabriel's attorney's fees and costs.

The former lovers have also agreed to exchange annual income information and tax returns, as well as other documents.

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Deadbeat dads everywhere can relate to Kandi Burruss' ex-boyfriend Russell "Block" Spencer.

When September rolls around this year, the music manager and father of three will have two less mouths to feed.

Block took to social media over the weekend to celebrate the expiration dates of two of his child support obligations.

He shared a video clip of a man dancing, and captioned the video: "... me after september – officially getting rid of both dem baby mama's!!! 18 ya biiiiish!! – – strap up young homies! Get married !!"

His celebration was not appreciated by Kandi and her eldest daughter, Riley Burruss, who referred to her father as a "bum."

Riley, 18, and her dad have not spoken in years. "I feel like my father never really did anything. It's time for him to at least provide something when I'm going away to college," she said.

“Wasn't I like 15 when he came around and tried to start talking again? When you are only the bum father to me, it just kind of rubs me the wrong way because you had the capability to be there because I can see it with all your other children. I have the people around me who I'm already comfortable with, so I feel like I just kind of moved past the point where he’s necessary."

Kandi discussed Block's child support obligations during the recent episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, saying he still owes Riley $100,000 in default payments.

Block and his handsome wife are parents to a 3-year-old boy named King Cairo.
 

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Lil Baby's other baby mama, Ayesha, is considering taking him back to court after an OnlyFans adult film star leaked the details of his cash transaction with her.

A woman named Ms. London, who earns a living making adult films and prostituting herself, revealed she was paid $6,000 by the father-of-two while Jayda, the mother of his youngest son, was at home caring for their child.

The rapper had just celebrated his 26th birthday at a maskless bash in Atlanta last week when he apparently hooked up with Ms. London at a hotel and left $6,000 on the nightstand afterwards.

London couldn't wait to share the details of their sexual encounter on Twitter.

"Ok I'm home, 6k richer & full of 1942," London wrote in a now-deleted tweet. "The best d*ck I ever had came from a millionaire who didn't say more than two full sentences to me," she tweeted. "He literally beat me to the mattress soon as I got in the room... Not dropping no names, but jayda not leaving this man ever," she said, referring to the rapper's long-suffering baby mama, Jayda Cheaves.

After Lil Baby's predictable denials, Ms. London shared a DM exchange in which he reportedly told her: "What's the point of paying if you do all that !! You fuccin the game up !! If I pay for pussy youn supposed to speak on it. That's bad business mama."

Now the mother of Lil Baby's eldest son, Jason, wants to know why she and her son are forced to subsist on a measly $2,000 a month when he's dropping stacks on prostitutes.

Ayesha is considering taking him back to court -- and now she has the evidence to prove her case.

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Kelly Clarkson was granted primary physical custody over her 2 minor children with estranged husband Brandon Blackstock on Monday.

The legal victory comes as People magazine reports that the music manager is requesting $436,000 a month in spousal support and child support from Kelly.

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Kelly, 38, filed for divorce from Blackstock in June after 7 years of marriage. They share daughter, River Rose, 6, and son, Remington Alexander, 4. Blackstock also has two children from a previous marriage: Seth, far left, and Savannah, 2nd from left.

A source tells People that Blackstock, 43, has been "unreasonable" in his requests for support and attorney's fees from the 2002 American Idol winner.

"Kelly's offered to pay for all the kids' expenses, but Brandon seems to think he is entitled to and needs $301,000 in spousal support and $135,000 in child support per month," said the source.

Blackstock claims he needs $5.2 million a year to continue living the life of luxury that he was accustomed to while married to Kelly.

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The source said, "Additionally, he's already asked for $2 million for attorney fees when he's the one driving up the cost of the divorce with seven attorneys just representing him alone.

Blackstock and Kelly are pictured during happier times at the UglyDolls premiere on April 27, 2019.

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Melanie Brown, aka Mel B, may have to file for bankruptcy if she can't convince a judge to increase her child support from Eddie Murphy.

The Spice Girls singer has reportedly claimed she'll go bankrupt if ordered to pay $500,000 to her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte. She requested an increase in child support from Eddie to offset her increased living expenses due to the Covid outbreak.

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Mel B, who is mom to the comedian and actor's 13-year-old daughter Angel Iris Murphy, has asked the court to allow her access to Eddie's financial records.

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The 45-year-old English singer (pictured with Belafonte in 2014) was "devastated" when Eddie announced they were no longer a romantic item on a Dutch TV show in 2006.

"I don't know whose child that is until it comes out and has a test," he said about their unborn daughter.

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Eddie continually denied Angel was his until a paternity test confirmed he was the father in 2007.

The 59-year-old comic previously agreed to pay Mel $25,000 -a-month in child support, as well as cover Angel's health insurance and her educational costs.

Mel B was ordered by a Los Angeles judge to cover $400,000 in legal fees and $100,000 in accounting fees for her ex-husband following their 2017 divorce.

According to MailOnline, Mel told L.A. Superior Court Judge Mark Juhas she is having financial difficulties.

She wrote: "I will effectively be insolvent and will in all likelihood have to file for bankruptcy. I simply do not have the ability to pay such an exorbitant sum."

She told the court she's been unable to work due to the coronavirus lockdowns.

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Angel (far right) is one of Eddie's nine kids, who range in age from 22 months to 31.

Mel shares her eldest daughter Phoenix, 21 (left), with ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar, and daughter Madison, 9 (2nd from left), with Belafonte.

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Melanie Brown, aka Mel B, has requested more child support from Eddie Murphy to help her through some financial troubles.

The Spice Girls singer, who is mom to the comedian and actor's 13-year-old daughter Angel Iris Murphy, has asked for Eddie's financial records to determine how much more child support she can request.

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"Eddie and Melanie have both established careers in the entertainment industry," her lawyers write in the court documents.

"Melanie is a singer, songwriter and television personality. Eddie is a legendary comedian and actor. Until recently, Melanie has been fortunate in her career to sustain a comfortable lifestyle for herself and Angel. Unfortunately, Melanie’s income has dramatically reduced, such that she must consider modifying child support for the first time."

Mel B's lawyer insist she made "numerous efforts to resolve the case without court intervention," adding, "Melanie was left with no choice but to file this."

According to court records, Murphy, 59, previously agreed to pay Mel $25,000 -a-month in child support, as well as cover Angel's health insurance and her educational costs.

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Angel (far right) is one of Eddie's nine kids, who range in age from 22 months to 31.

Mel B, 45, has two other daughters: Madison, 9 (2nd from left), and Phoenix Brown, 21 (left), and a stepdaughter Giselle Belafonte, 16 (2nd from right).

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Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams has finalized his divorce from Aryn Drake-Lee after a bitter three-year battle.

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, the actor and his ex-wife will share joint legal and physical custody of their two kids Maceo and Sadie, pictured below with their mom on May 3, 2019.

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Aryn gets to keep the former family home in Los Angeles, as well as homes in Brooklyn, New York and Oakland, California.

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Aryn also keeps a leased 2017 Audi Q7 SUV and a 2018 Q5 SUV, while her ex gets the keys to his leased 2018 Porsche Cayenne SUV.

Jesse, 39, will retain all the profits from his Grey's Anatomy run since the couple split in 2017.

All bank accounts and royalties accumulated during the marriage will be split up, and Williams has agreed to cover child support costs and pay spousal support to the tune of $100,000 a month.

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Jesse and Aryn, who were married for five years, still have to work out some details regarding posting images of their kids on social media.

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In 2018, Jesse briefly dated Black journalist Taylor Rooks, 28, before he began dating 30-year-old actress Taylour Paige (pictured with Jesse).

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Cardi B is seeking primary custody of her 2-year-old daughter Kulture in her divorce from promiscuous rapper Offset.

The "WAP" rapper, real name Belcalis Almanzar, filed documents in a Fulton County, Georgia court on Tuesday to end her three-year marriage to the Migos star. A hearing is set for November 4.

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Further details from the legal papers reveal that Cardi is asking for legal and primary physical custody of Kulture, and wants Offset to pay child support.

But word is that Offset is broke due to child support payments for his 4 other children and the coronavirus lockdowns prohibiting nightclub gigs and national tours. The Migos rapper has very little income and a ton of bills.

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In the documents, Cardi states via her lawyer that the marriage is "irretrievably broken". Adding that the former couple are currently separated, the papers add that "there are no prospects for a reconciliation".

According to the paperwork, the divorce is "contested", with Cardi listed as the plaintiff and Offset the defendant. However, the "Bodak Yellow" star ultimately hopes it will be "settled by agreement of the parties".

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Following the filing of the papers, a source close to Cardi told TMZ.com that she had no idea that her lawyer was going to be state her case that way, and she actually wants the split to be as "amicable" as possible.

"She wants Offset to have joint custody of Kulture and is determined to have an amicable, co-parenting situation," the insider told the website. "Her divorce petition also says she wants child support. (But) she does not want any support from Offset ... in the financial department, she's the Bank of Cardi."

Rumor has it that Cardi knows she would be in for a fight if she sought sole custody of Kulture. Offset knows all of Cardi's secrets -- dirt she doesn't want exposed in court papers.