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R&B star R. Kelly involved in child support dispute

Child support can be a contentious issue, particularly when the receiving parent claims they did not receive the payments they were owed. Parents in Chicago may be interested in the following story about R&B singer R. Kelley's recent child support situation.

According to his ex-wife's attorney, R. Kelly was behind in child support payments. She reportedly enlisted the help of Bounty Alert/Project Child Support to collect the unpaid child support. The organization agreed to help R.Kelly's ex-wife at no cost.

However, the singer's ex-wife's attorney verified that as of the time of hiring Bounty Alert/Project Child Support, R. Kelly had recently paid $114,900 in past due child support payments. Furthermore, a representative of R. Kelly maintains that R. Kelly does not have any further child support arrearages. His ex-wife's attorney e-mailed Bounty Alert/Project Child Support requesting that they do not take steps to obtain child support payments from the singer.

That being said, R. Kelley's ex-wife previously sent a notarized subpoena in October requesting information on the singer's finances, including information on royalty income, assets and licensing agreements. The documents were filed in the Cook County, Illinois, Circuit Court.

When calculating child support, it is important that each parent's income be fully disclosed in order to reach a fair amount of support payments. However, there are times when either the paying parent's or the receiving parent's income changes. When this happens, parties may seek to modify the child support payments they owe. A modification agreement could possibly be reached out-of-court, or the parents can turn to litigation to modify their child support payments.

However child support payments are calculated, children and parents often depend on them to make end meet. A family law attorney can provide parents with more advice regarding child support modification.

Source: allhiphop.com, "Legal Docs Show R. Kelly & Ex-Wife Andrea Kelly Were In Dispute Over Child Support Payments," Yohance Kyles, Dec. 17, 2013

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