Usher’s embroiled in a custody battle
Usher’s embroiled in a custody battle
November 30, 2011 |

Usher’s ex-wife has filed court papers asking for him to lose joint physical custody of their children. The American singer has two sons with Tameka Foster, four-year-old Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely Raymond, two. The pair married in August 2007, but Usher filed for divorce in June 2009 saying they had been living separately for a year.

Tameka has now claimed her ex-husband has broken several agreements they have in place. “Tameka… filed court papers in Georgia… asking a judge to strip Usher of joint physical custody of their children ASAP,” reports TMZ.
A number of allegations are made against Usher in the legal documents.

Tameka claims the singer should seek her permission before taking their kids out of the state, but has consistently failed to do that.
She also alleges they are supposed to agree before hiring a nanny, but he has not approached her before doing so. Usher is apparently meant to ask her to care for the boys if he is “away for more than eight” hours, with Tameka claiming that hasn’t always happened.

Usher’s former spouse insists she was supposed to have the children for Christmas last year and for two weeks this summer, but that also didn’t materialise. “Tameka also claims Usher closed her Saks 5th Avenue credit card – which he specifically said he wouldn’t do – and now she can no longer take advantage of the ‘special benefits’ the card offers,” reports the site.
“According to the docs, Usher also promised to pay $5k per month so Tameka could hire her own nanny for the kids – but he hasn’t paid in months, and now owes $34,000 worth of payments.”

She is also alleging Usher’s income has increased after their split, meaning she should get more child support from him.
A court hearing is scheduled to take place on Wednesday.

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