Chris may be enjoying one-on-one time with Royalty, but a legal expert tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that the ‘Loyal’ singer has a lot of hurdles to overcome before being granted legal rights to his daughter. Find out all the details!
Chris Brown, 26, is reportedly at war with Royalty’s mother, Nia Guzman, over child support payments, and because of this, the “Loyal” singer wants legal rights to his daughter. Unfortunately for Chris, that’s much easier said than done.
Chris Brown: What He Has To Do To Be Granted Custody Of Royalty
“If Chris Brown wants any custodial rights, he would have to pursue those in the state where the child resides. In this case, Texas. He would first file a petition to establish paternity–he could hire an attorney who would complete the paperwork which Chris would then sign. Once it’s filed, then the mother is served and she would have to file a response within 30 days. In family law, you have to actively seek court intervention. Chris Brown’s lawyer would then file a request for order. He would check the ‘Custody and Visitation’ box. Lastly, there would be a hearing and the judge would make a determination. But Chris Brown’s history with domestic violence will impact the judge’s decision,” family law attorney Thomas Widger tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Going after custodial rights doesn’t seem too difficult, but when considering Chris’ history with domestic violence, he may face some hurdles along the way. Even worse — he’s already angered Nia, according to a new report.
Chris Brown’s Child Support Fight With Nia Amey
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Chris had been paying Nia $2,500 a month in child support, but he stopped paying that in March, according to TMZ. Apparently, Nia wanted to start receiving $15,000 in child support, and Chris thought that was cray cray.
Whether it’s custody rights or child support, we hope Chris and Nia can work things out for the sake of their daughter. What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is Chris Brown fit to be a father? Vote in our poll and tell us how you feel.
— Chris Rogers, Reporting by Sandra Clark