April 15, 2010

Nas back in Court – Civil Contempt Charge Dismissed

Posted in Celebrity Divorce, Child Support, Spousal Support tagged , , at 6:17 pm by demetriagraves

The ongoing saga regarding the divorce of Nas and Kelis has a new chapter.  It may come as no surprise to some that Nas has been ordered to pay the backdated child and spousal support payments he owed.

According to reports, Nas says he’s focusing on music and his children after striking a deal to dismiss a civil contempt charge against him.

A Los Angeles judge dismissed the contempt allegation against the rapper recently after he paid nearly $50,000 in child support to his estranged wife Kelis.

Kelis’ attorney sought the contempt charge earlier this year after Nas fell $200,000 behind on child and spousal support payments. He was ordered in December to pay more than $51,000 a month to Kelis and their infant son.

The judge ordered that the rapper has to pay $47,249.42 in back child support and $40,454 in back spousal support. Nas’s wallet took an even bigger hit. He also has to keep payments of $10,000/month in spousal support coming until he pays off the $299,015.50 he owes Kelis. On top of that, he also must hand over $155,787.28 to cover her legal expenses and $48,549.83 for her accounting expenses.

It sounds like it’s time to cut another record Nas.

Both musicians have made statements to the media that they’re working on new music.

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