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Rapper Master P ordered to pay child and spousal support

Minnesota parents who have been involved in divorce disputes might sympathize with the issues that have been grabbing headlines in the ongoing battle between rapper and reality television star Master P and his estranged wife. According to TMZ, the wife received a favorable ruling from a judge in the latest round of their legal skirmish. The court ordered Master P to pay his wife $825,000, which totals his salary for the second season of his show "Master P's Family Empire."

Court documents revealed that the amount was intended to cover back child support and spousal support payments. Additionally, the judge said that future financial obligations would be secured from the large payment. Estimates of the value of Master P's estate place its value at about $200 million.

For years, his wife has insisted that he denied her support as she raised their children. Her pursuit of child and spousal support from the television star has included charges of drug abuse and even suing her son. She suspected that Master P was using their son to hide assets.

Child support disputes can turn ugly when the person who has been ordered by a court to make payments simply refuses to comply. There are a few ways that a recipient can attempt to enforce the order, such as seeking an order for a wage garnishment or a bank account levy. A family law attorney can often be of assistance in preparing and filing the applicable motion with the court that has jurisdiction over the matter and then appearing before the judge and advocating on the client's behalf.

Source: Madame Noire, "JUDGE ORDERS MASTER P. TO PAY ESTRANGED WIFE $825K IN CHILD AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT", Veronica Wells, May 18, 2016

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