Noncustodial parents in Texas and throughout the country must generally provide for their children regardless of how well known they are. After a lengthy legal battle, Rapper Gucci Mane agreed to pay $10,000 a month in child support to the child's mother. He also agreed to back payments worth at least $100,000 to resolve the matter. The woman had asked that the rapper increase his monthly child support payments from $2,026.49 a month to $20,000 a month.
This was based on an assertion that Gucci Mane had experienced an increase in income since the original support order went into effect in 2011. She also asked that he pay for the child's medical expenses as well as a caregiver, who would watch their son while she went to work or back to school. However, the final agreement only called for Gucci Mane to pay transportation costs for the mother and child in addition the back pay and monthly support increase.
A child support dispute could arise for a variety of reasons, and in some cases, it may have nothing to do with someone trying to be a deadbeat parent. However, parents are generally required to make payments as ordered by a court regardless of how they feel about that order. Those who want to seek a child support modification may do so by asking a judge to consider making changes.
If a person is currently making more money than when the order was created, his or her support obligation may increase. This can be true regardless of which parent has experienced an increase in income. If a noncustodial parent's income decreases, that person may be able to get his or her support obligation decreased. An attorney may help someone pursue a support order modification.
Source: Baller Alert, "Gucci Mane Agrees To Cough Up $10k a Month in Child Support; Drops Six-Figures In Back Pay," MsJennyb, July 30, 2019