TV Host Settles Unborn Child Support Case

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TV Host Settles Unborn Child Support Case

TV Host Settles Unborn Child Support Case

by Van Den Heuvel Law Office

One of the most controversial aspects of any divorce that includes dependent children is how to handle monthly child support payments. Many parents find this issue very complicated and stressful. While each of these cases is unique they all have similarities, and in nearly all cases they should be handled with the help of an experienced child support attorney.

The ever-changing child custody and child support battle between TV personality Sherri Shepherd and her ex-husband Lamar Sally continue to evolve. However, it appears that the former couple has reached an agreement that is satisfactory to both parties, for the moment. The couple has been in court off and on for several months battling over whether or not Ms. Shepherd should be considered the baby’s mother. The couple conceived the child via in vitro fertilization with a surrogate mother. While Mr. Sally provided the sperm for the baby, Ms. Shepherd did not provide the egg. Thus, Ms. Shepherd had argued that she was not the child’s mother and therefore she should not be forced to pay child support.

However, according to recent reports, despite the fact that she had claimed that Mr. Sally only wanted to have a child in order to get child support from his ex-wife, Ms. Shepherd has reportedly agreed to pay $4,100 each month in child support until the child turns 13-years-old. At that time the monthly amount will increase to $4,600. However, under the agreement, Ms. Shepherd can continue to pursue her fraud claim and if the court rules that Mr. Sally did defraud her, then she will no longer have to pay child support. Additionally, the couple has other frozen embryos that Ms. Shepherd will not have to support if Mr. Sally decides to bring them to term.

There are all kinds of different child custody and child support cases that people can be involved in, including this very unique situation. However, no matter what type of situation you are going through, at the Van Den Heuvel Law Office in Grand Rapids we help you fight for your legal rights. We have more than 27 years of experience helping people in the Grand Rapids area with their family law issues, including child custody and child support. No matter how unique or ordinary you think your situation might be, our office can help.



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