Usher maintains custody of his son after an emergency hearing.
Usher will retain custody of his two sons after an Atlanta judge dismissed an emergency motion filed by his ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, after she tried seeking temporary custody of their children.
The judge ruled that despite the near-fatal pool accident involving their 5-year-old son Usher Raymond V, it was not an emergency or crisis situation requiring that Usher’s two children be taken from him.
Usher’s aunt Rena Oden, who was watching the children at the time, took the stand, saying she cared for Usher’s kids for years and Tameka never had an issue with it until now.
Tameka broke down in tears while talking about her son’saccident. “The whole scene was chaos!” she said, adding that she didn’t know if her child had suffered permanent damage.
After a long two-hour hearing, Usher hugged his ex-wife before exiting the court room. Little Usher Raymond is still in the hospital being checked out and is expected to be released Sunday.
[Update: Usher Wants Child Support Lowered]
New information has arrived, suggesting that Usher and Tameka were in the midst of a child support battle even before their son was injured.
Apparently the singer filed for lower child support payments earlier in the month, arguing that the $8,000 a month he was providing Tameka dated back to a time where he did not have primary custody.
Ush says he's been over-paying for about 7 months now, and feels the payments should be adjusted to fit the current arrangement. No court date has been set.
[Update: Usher's Ex-Wife Asks Judge To Order Him To Be A Better Co-Parent]
According to TMZ, Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond has filed court documents in Georgia accusing him of poor co-parenting. The R&B star allegedly stormed out of a co-parenting class they were both ordered to attend and hasn't been back since, ignoring her pleas.
He's apparently required to make important family decisions with her, but she claims to never know where he takes the children or what he's doing with them. As such, Raymond has requested that a judge hold Usher in contempt and order him to be a more responsible co-parent.
That's all for now.