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Hip-hop celebrities' child custody battle turns new page

Many divorced parents in Tennessee struggle to deal with child custody issues. These problems can also be shared by celebrities, as in the case of hip-hop stars Nas and Kelis. The rapper and singer are divorced parents of an 8-year-old son, and their post-divorce relationship has included ongoing forays into court before reaching a custody agreement in March.

Since then, However, Nas has returned to family court asking for penalties against Kelis, who he claims refused to allow him to have their son during Passover. He says that he was to have the weekend with the child according to the custody schedule, but Kelis reportedly claimed that their son wanted to remain at her home for the holiday. In the documents, Nas alleges that there is an ongoing pattern of difficulties exercising his custody time. He claims that he has been turned away from her home when going to pick up the boy and that he has been denied the right to take him home from school.

The joint custody agreement made in March has not been released. However, reports at the time indicated that it was specific, laying out certain days for each parent with their child. Nas is seeking attorneys' fees for his expenses in pursuing the claims related to child custody violations.

Non-celebrity divorced parents often deal with the same frustrations on a daily basis. When one parent violates a custody agreement, the children could ultimately suffer. During and after the divorce, a family law attorney could advocate for a divorced parent in child custody matters, helping to ensure that they retain their rights and relationship with their child.

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