Chris Brown’s ex lost her claim to change the child custody and support orders in place when the couple went to court on Aug. 12. The case, which has been going on for a long time, played out both in the California courts and on social media with fans weighing in.

According to sources, Brown’s ex had several requests at the court hearing, which included a petition for full custody of the couple’s daughter, monitored visitations with Brown, no visitation privileges for his mother, drug testing for Brown, as well as an increase in the child support payments from $2,500 to around $16,000 monthly. The woman claimed that Brown was unfit to take care of his daughter on his own. The judge also ordered the woman to pay back Brown for the lawyer fees he paid so she could have legal counsel.

The standing child custody agreement, which include 12 days of unsupervised visitation for Brown each month, will continue, as will the standing child support agreement, which sets the amount of payment at $2,500 monthly. Reportedly, Brown also pays for the child’s education, nannies and health care bills. Child custody cases are decided with the best interest of the child in mind. This particular case played out in a very public forum, since fans of the singer and the general public were able to follow the situation and witness Brown playing the ideal father for his daughter.

A parent who seeks to change a child custody or support order must demonstrate in court why it is necessary. Having the assistance and guidance of a family law attorney can help the parent get all the information organized so that the process might be smoother.