Usher is allegedly not living up to his parental responsibilities and his ex-wife Tameka Raymond is fighting back!
According to a source close to the situation, Usher filed for sole custody of the couple’s children back in January while Tameka was out of the country.
Now he’s trying to move the kids to Tribeca in New York City, which will be miles away from their mother, who lives in Atlanta. But Tameka isn’t having that!
The couple got married in 2007 and divorced in 2009 after having two children together. After their divorce, things appeared to be going well, but now it seems like the relationship has taken a turn for the worse.
According to legal papers obtained by TMZ, the 33-year-old “Confessions” singer has blown off his legal obligations as a co-parent, so she’s putting it all on the table.
Usher is obligated to notify Tameka when he takes the kids out of the country but has failed to do so on several occasions.
Tameka also claims Usher is required and has failed to:
– get her approval before hiring nannies
– give her first shot to watch the kids when he’s away for more than 8 hours
– allow her to take the kids for 2-weeks in the summer of 2011
– let her have custody of the kids during Christmas break 2010
Since Usher has failed to stick to his legal obligations, Tameka wants a raise in alimony, and says Usher hasn’t been paying and now owes her over $34,000 in payments. The lack of payments come even as there has been a “substantial change in [Usher's] income” since they got divorced.
Let’s hope these two are able to work things out! A hearing is scheduled this Wednesday.