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Rapper Rick Ross responds to child support lawsuit

Fans of rap music in Texas may be interested in the latest news about rapper Rick Ross. The mother of his 10-year-old son wants child support for the boy to be raised to $20,000 a month.

Ross is currently paying $2,800 a month in child support, but his son's mother filed a motion in 2015 for an increase to that amount. Ross responded in papers that were filed on Dec. 18 2015, claiming that his son's mother has prevented Ross from seeing the child. The document also alleges that the mother has not found employment to help with the costs of raising their son. In addition, she is alleged to have made false statements about Ross and attempted to alienate their son against him, including a claim that Ross purchased a $6 million mansion. Ross is seeking a dismissal of the request for increased child support and coverage of his legal fees.

The request to increase Ross's child support payments came in September 2015, after Ross was said to be unable to afford to pay for his son's karate and boxing lessons. The mother of Ross's son referenced Ross's ownership of several Wingstop franchises when stating that she believes Ross should be paying more child support.

Child support can be one of the most emotional aspects of family law. Child support guidelines exist in most states, but family law court judges are always guided by what is in the best interests of the child. When there has been a change in the financial circumstances of either parent since the date of the original order, a family law attorney can often assist in preparing and filing a motion seeking a modification of the amount.

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