The issue of child custody can be one of the most sensitive subjects when two people divorce or separate in Morris County, New Jersey. Family courts determine child custody by looking at a variety of factors. Joint custody is considered to be in the best interests of the child. This arrangement is encouraged whenever possible and can involve the child living with one parent for a majority or all of the time or spending equal time at each parent’s home. Joint custody allows both parents to work together to decide on major decisions like education and medical treatment for the child. In cases where joint custody is determined to not be in the best interest of the child, sole custody or other custody arrangements may be ordered.
Rapper and actor Ludacris recently filed legal documents in which he is asking for full custody of his 2-month-old daughter. He also wants the mother of his child, Tamika Fuller, to pay him child support.
This request comes after Ludacris was ordered to pay $15,000 a month in child support to Fuller. The rapper says he cannot afford that much because the production of his latest movie, “Fast and Furious 7,” has been delayed since co-star Paul Walker’s death. He also claims he only earned $55,000 last year.
If you are facing a custody battle with the mother or father of your child, you would be well advised to speak with an attorney experienced in family law. With so much at stake, this is certainly no time to go it alone.