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Hip-hop performer Nas makes child custody agreement

California fans of the hip-hop performer Nas may know that he has been involved in a child custody dispute with his ex-wife Kelis over their 8-year-old son Knight. The custody agreement that the two have agreed upon includes specific parameters about the time each will have the child. It also addresses their use of social media involving the child and prohibits it.

Nas had accused Kelis of being hostile in previous court proceedings. He had also accused her of only allowing her to see their son at her convenience.

Under the terms of the new agreement, Knight will reportedly spend four full weekends with his father in January, February and March. The visits are scheduled to begin as soon as school is out on Friday. If it is a long weekend, they are supposed to last through Monday night. Otherwise they will go through Sunday night.

It is not uncommon for child custody orders to name the mother as the custodial parent while the father has some weekends with the child. However, some parents might want an arrangement in which the father has more time with the child. Parents might want to work an agreement in which they have nearly equal time. Whatever the terms of the agreement, it can be important to make the parameters as specific as possible and to make it legally binding. This will mean that if one parent does not follow the agreement, the other parent can get legal assistance in enforcing it. Parents may be most satisfied with a child custody agreement they reach during mediation, but if they are unable to come to this agreement, they might have to go to litigation where a judge will decide.

Source: HNHH, "Nas & Kelis Settle Their Child Custody Dispute, Reach New Agreement", Matt F, Jan. 9, 2018

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