Custodial parents in New York and the rest of the country would agree that child support is critical for the upbringing of a child of divorced parents. Therefore, when child support payments are inadequate or when they are not received on time, the custodial parent and the children have to deal with a number of difficulties. In order to modify payments, many parents choose to take legal action. One such child support dispute recently reached a settlement in Manhattan Supreme Court.
A two-year feud between Liam Gallagher, the vocalist of the rock band Oasis, and his former girlfriend, Liza Ghorbani, over child support for their two-year-old daughter has ended. According to reports, lawyers representing the two parties informed the Manhattan Supreme Court that their clients have finally agreed to settle their child support battle for an undisclosed revision to the child support amount. The court had originally ordered the British rock star to pay $5,000 in monthly child support.
The judge presiding over the case stated that in her judgment, the settlement looked fair and was pleased that the estranged couple had managed to reach a reasonable resolution. In fact, the lawyers mentioned that the major points of the settlement were decided in the two days preceding the hearing and thanked the judge for her valuable input to the case. However, news reports did not mention if the court's judgment included any modifications to the visitation arrangements for Gallagher.
This Gallagher-Ghorbani dispute is an example as to how child support disputes can take shape long after a couple, whether married or unmarried, separate. Considering these complications, it may be a smart choice for parents to consult with an attorney while trying to resolve a child support dispute. Experienced lawyers have a solid understanding of state and federal child support laws and this experience may help the parents reach an amicable settlement while protecting the interests of the child in question.
Source: New York Daily News, "Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher ends child support battle with writer Liza Ghorbani," Dareh Gregorian, March 26, 2015