Setback for Nia Guzman in Chris Brown child custody dispute

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, August 25, 2016.

Illinois fans of singer Chris Brown may be aware he has been involved in a custody battle with the mother of his daughter Royalty. Nia Guzman, the child’s mother, asked that she be granted full custody of their daughter. She also requested that the child be banned from visiting Brown’s mother, regular drug tests for Brown, and that Brown only be allowed supervised visits.

However, the judge rejected all of her requests and also ordered that Guzman repay Brown for her legal fees that he had paid. The original agreement still stands, and it allows Brown 12 unsupervised days with the child.

Guzman had also initially asked for an increase in monthly child support from $2,500 to almost $16,000, but she withdrew her request. Reports say that in addition to the monthly child support, Brown covers the costs for the child’s health care, nannies and education.

Parents who are divorcing may have a number of issues to work out including whether one of them will have primary physical custody or if they will share custody. Negotiations on parenting time can be difficult. However, parents might be happier with an agreement that is reached through negotiation with the help of their respective attorneys rather than turning to litigation. If they cannot come to an agreement or there are extenuating circumstances such as domestic abuse, it might be necessary to take the matter to court. The standard used by the court is determining what is in the child’s best interests. This may involve looking at a number of different factors including who the primary caregiver is and where the child might have the most stability and the least difficult adjustment.

Source: The Source, “Nia Guzman’s custody case against Chris Brown backfires,” Tanaja Hill, Aug. 14, 2016

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