High-profile custody dispute may involve lies
When settling an issue like a child custody dispute in a Utah court, both parties are expected to be honest and upfront. In the event that one party makes groundless and/or inflammatory accusations against the other, they can compromise the integrity of their case and slow the process of achieving a reasonable custody arrangement. One professional football player may be in the midst of a drawn out child custody dispute, as it appears the mother and his child may be making false accusations against him.
The NFL player in question was granted more visitation rights to his child in June of this year. Before that, he took legal action against the mother of his child for allegedly violating the terms of their custody agreement. Now, the child’s mother claims that she is owed over $50,000 in back child support and other payments, even though court documents don’t support such claims.
The custody agreement was established four years ago. Since then, it appears that the NFL player has been consistent with his child support payments and covers other costs relating to his child. There is evidence to suggest, however, that the child’s mother violated the terms of the agreement by attempting to impose conditions on the football player’s visitation rights.
In response to his request to the court, the NFL player was granted more visitation rights to his child in June, and he now has joint custody. In the football player’s complaints against the child’s mother, he accuses her of failing to update her contact information and refusing to allow him to see the child during a particular visit.
And while the custody and visitation dispute continues, there is concern that the public nature of complaints made against the football player by the child’s mother may affect his career.