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Child support dispute between mother and NBA star

| Dec 28, 2015 | Child Support

Californians may be interested in the legal dispute between NBA star athlete Lance Stephenson and the mother of his two children, Feby Torres. The mother of the Clippers star’s children was granted child support payments of $6,000, but she now claims that it is not enough to leave the dangerous Brooklyn residence her family resides in. Torres has claimed that there was a shooting that took place close to her home, and gunshots were heard near her daughter’s bedroom.

Torres, who left school more than a year before the dispute, claims that she is unable to pursue more work due to her unfinished education. She also explains that she needs the additional $6,000 in support payments to provide child care for her children while she works and to move into a safer home. When she approached Stephenson in September 2015, she told the media that he refused and stated that she did not need all of the amount that is provided for in the support agreement.

Stephenson’s lawyer accused Torres of mismanaging her funds in multiple ways, including the movement of two-thirds of her support payments into a bank account as well as spending money in a way that does not illustrate her need for more support. The lawyer claimed that the mother was spending money on herself and making no financial contributions to her children. He also explained that the athlete has no problems with supporting his two young children.

Agreeing on an amount of support payments that is in the best interests of the child is often one of the most difficult aspects of divorce. Child support cases frequently involve in-depth calculations to determine appropriate expenses, including child care costs. A family law attorney can often be of assistance to a parent when a dispute arises.