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Judge rules in favor of Brown in custody case

California fans who have supported musician Chris Brown through his child custody and support battle will be relieved to find out that the judge who heard the most recent arguments ruled in his favor on every count. This keeps the couple's existing joint custody and child support plan in place.

The child custody arrangement that was in place prior to the most recent filings was joint custody between the parties. According to the arrangement, Brown has 12 days of unmonitored time with his daughter each month. Additionally, he is required to pay $2,500 in child support each month. Reports say that Brown also pays for his daughter's nannies, education and medical expenses.

The child's mother recently tried to change the child custody arrangement so that she would have sole custody and Brown would only have supervised visitation. She also petitioned the court to require Brown to take a drug test. The judge ruled on August 12 against all of the motions. The judge also ordered the mother to repay Brown for the attorney fees he had previously been ordered to pay for her to have a lawyer for the hearing. The mother had previously petitioned the court to increase child support to $16,000 but then withdrew it. The move caused a social media flurry that accused the mother of being a gold digger and criticizing her for trying to take advantage of the R&B singer's celebrity status.

Individuals who would like to change their existing child custody or support plan may want to have the assistance of a family law attorney. It will require the filing of a modification motion and then appearing in court to demonstrate why it will be necessary.

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