A woman named Valerie Joyce Wilson Turks has filed a lawsuit against Sean “Diddy” Combs. She is demanding close to $1 trillion dollars in child support payments and lost wages, claiming that Combs is the father of her child and that he is responsible for knocking down the World Trade Center among other things. Turks claims that she and Combs used to date and that the two of them have a 23-year-old child together named Cornelius D. Wilson. Under “debt payment” Turks requested that Combs make $900 billion in child support payments in addition to $10 billion for “lost of income.” Turks has asked the court to enforce a stay-away order stipulating that Combs stay 100 yards away from Turks, her children, her home, job, her children’s school or child care and vehicle. The court documents indicate that the order was not granted. Read full story here
While the sum claimed for in the plaintiff’s lawsuit against Combs seems outrageous, there are many wealthy couples who must deal with the concept of child support. Under Domestic Relations Law, s. 240(1b) and the Family Court Act s. 413(1)(b), known as the Child Support Standards Act (“CSSA”) the court shall calculate the “basic child support obligation”, and the non-custodial parent’s pro rata share of the “basic child support obligation”. Unless the court finds that the non-custodial parent’s pro rata share of the “basic child support obligation” is unjust or inappropriate, after considering ten specific enumerated factors, it must order the non-custodial parent to pay his or her pro rata share of the “basic child support obligation”. The support obligation is calculated by “combined parental income” which is multiplied by the appropriate “child support percentage” as listed by statute, based on the number of children the couple has together. It is important to note that the Domestic Relations Law also states that a parent’s liability for the support of his or her children is limited to the age of 21.
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