Monday, December 14, 2009

News: No Extra Change for 50 Cent Ex

Citing to a case involving another prominent rapper, the Appellate Division in two decisions, determined that the ex-girlfriend of Curtis Jackson, better known as "50 Cent", was not entitled to even one cent more in child support or any counsel fees. Relying on Brim v Combs, a case in which Sean "P Diddy" Combs was sued for child support, the Appellate Division Second Department in Matter of Jackson v Tompkins, reiterated the principle that in high income cases, the court will look to the child's actual needs and the amount that is required for the child to live an appropriate lifestyle, rather than the wealth of one or both parties. Ms.Tompkins was seeking more money over and above the $6,700 in monthly child support ordered by the court as well as an award of counsel fees.

The decsions from September 15, 2009 may be found at: and