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Judge says famous singer?s dad can pay less in child support

When you think of child support cases, your first thought is probably of a father who won’t pay the amount he is supposed to for his children. Although many child support battles in San Antonio and elsewhere do involve this exact scenario, not all child support cases are the same. Sometimes, these cases involve child support modifications for other reasons.

A judge has reduced the amount of child support that Mathew Knowles has to pay to the mother of a child he fathered outside of marriage. Mr. Knowles, who is the father of famous singer, Beyonce Knowles, had the child with actress Alexsandra Wright while he was still married to Beyonce’s mother. According to reports, Mr. Knowles was paying $12,000 a month in child support payments to Ms. Wright to support the son they have together.

However, Mr. Knowles recently experienced a large cut in his income, when his famous daughter fired him as her manager. Because of this, the judge cut his monthly payment to just $2,500 a month. The ruling is retroactive to February of last year. Meantime, the judge did, however, order Mr. Knowles to pay $15,000 for Ms. Wright’s legal fees.

In this case the judge felt that Mr. Wright’s income had been cut enough to warrant a reduction in the amount of monthly child support he should pay. Every child support case is different, which is why if you are in the middle of any kind of child support issue then you might want to seek the help of an experienced and knowledgeable child support lawyer.

Source: ABC News, “Beyonce's father granted cut in child support,” Mar. 5, 2014

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