In New Jersey and elsewhere, raising children is expensive. Children not only require food and shelter, but their fast growth usually requires frequent clothing, shoe school, medical and activity expenses. Single parents may find it difficult to finance a child's needs on their own. Many parents find the family law courts helpful to sort out child support payments and child custody agreements with their child's other parent. The rapper, Offset, has recently been sued for additional child support for his 7-year-old child.
A woman recently filed for more consistent child support from Offset for a child she alleges she shares with him. Apparently, no DNA test has ever been performed to prove paternity, but Offset has not denied his paternity of the child. The woman claims that Offset has occasionally offered financial support, but she is currently requesting health insurance, retroactive child support payments and $15,000 in lawyer's fees.
Reportedly, Offset has agreed to some of the requests. He does not wish to contribute to lawyer fees but is willing to cover needed expenses for his son. The specific amount of financial support has not been determined yet, but Offset has added a request to share custody.
Some parents find it easier to have a binding written agreement for child support and child custody. Attorneys in New Jersey can assist parents in understanding all considerations that need to be discussed when financially supporting a child. In addition, attorneys can continue to assist parents throughout the years if life circumstances require a change in an existing court order or private agreement.
Source: thegrio.com, "Cardi B's fiance Offset gets hit with 'love child' lawsuit", Nov. 18, 2017