Pasadena family law lawyers say the recent child support case of Matthew Knowles brings hope for noncustodial parents everywhere. Matthew, the father of superstar Beyonce and the onetime manager of Destiny’s Child, had been sued by former fling Alexsandra Wright for failing to pay child support for their four-year-old son Nixon. Neither Matthew nor his famous daughters Beyonce and Solange have met Nixon. Matthew has since married former model Gena Charmaine Avery.
In February 2013, 63-year-old Matthew was ordered to pay Alexsandra $12,000 a month in child support. His payments were later reduced to $2,485 per month after he proved that a reduction in his income made the original payment impossible. Now, however, Matthew’s attorney successfully argued to the judge in the case that he should have been paying $2,485 for the entire time frame.
With credit for the overpayment of $110,000, Matthew’s past due support amount of over $30,000 was eliminated. In addition, he isn’t due to pay any more child support payments for the next three and a half years. He was ordered to pay Alexsandra’s $15,000 legal fees, however.
If you're a noncustodial parent who is behind on child support payments, it is very important to speak to a qualified attorney as soon as possible. If your circumstances have changed since the original court order, you may be able to get your payments reduced. But prompt action is crucial. The longer you wait, the more difficult the issue is to successfully resolve, and the more likely it is that you will experience penalties such as a revoked driver’s license, a withheld income tax refund, or wage garnishment.
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Please call our office at (626) 683-8113 or email us at info@PasadenaLawOffice.com if you are in need of assistance with a child support related issue. Our skilled Pasadena family law attorneys can discuss your options and help you develop a strategy that best addresses your unique situation.