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Mary J. Blige ordered to pay spousal support

Florida music fans may know that Mary J. Blige filed for divorce from her husband in July 2016. At the time, Blige claimed that a prenuptial agreement both parties had signed waived the right for spousal support. However, her husband asked for $129,319 per month in support. A judge has now ruled that the singer must pay $30,000 a month on a temporary basis.

She was also ordered to make back payments starting from September 2016 as well as pay for her husband's legal fees. Altogether, Blige is believed to owe roughly $235,000. This is on top of a reported tax debt totaling millions of dollars as well as taking advances from record companies. It was also alleged that Blige's husband spent $420,000 in travel expenses with another woman while the two were still married.

When a marriage comes to an end, both spouses may be entitled to retain the lifestyle that the had during the marriage. This may be true even if a prenuptial agreement or any other agreement forbids either party from asking for spousal or other types of financial support. Spouses who believe that they may be entitled to or need support after a divorce is final may benefit from speaking with Hillsborough County alimony lawyers.

Custodial parents may also be entitled to child support payments. The need to provide for a child may also increase the odds that a custodial parent is allowed to keep a marital home or otherwise receive a larger share of marital property in the final settlement. In some cases, property may be sold with the proceeds going to help either an adult or a minor child maintain his or her lifestyle.

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