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Usher's Ex Angry Over Child Support, Canceled Saks Card

By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on November 29, 2011 12:02 PM

Tameka Raymond, Usher's ex-wife, is somewhat unhappy with her former husband and father of her children. She's so unhappy that she's reportedly filed court documents in Georgia asking a judge to give her full custody of her sons.

According to the complaint, Usher has done the following acts, which are not permitted under their custody agreement:

  • Failed to get her permission to take the boys out of state.
  • Failed to contact her and have her take care of the children if he's gone for more than 8 hours.
  • Failed to gain her approval when he hired nannies.
  • Failed to pay up about $34,000 worth of payments after he promised Raymond he'd give her $5,000 to pay a nanny.

And, most egregious of them all:

  • Canceled her Saks 5th Avenue credit card after saying she couldn't use its "special benefits."

Fashion lovers would agree that this is indeed quite harsh.

Raymond is also seeking a modification of the child support agreement, stating that there's been a substantial change in Usher's income since their agreement was finalized in 2009.

Substantial changes in a parent's income may be the basis for a court ordering a modification of child support payments. If Usher's income did substantially increase since 2009, he could be ordered to pay more. Conversely, if his income had substantially dropped he could ask for a modification to pay less.

And maybe Tameka Raymond is right about Usher's income. In 2010, he released his third Billboard No. 1 album, Raymond v. Raymond. Certainly those sales led the singer to live quite a comfortable life. So should he be able to deny his ex the pleasures of a Saks card?

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