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Mother asks for more child support from former Fugees member

Raising children can be expensive, and child support helps to meet basic necessities. When non-custodial parents do not pay child support, they can face adverse consequences. This not only affects parents in Alaska, but also celebrities. In this celebrity case, former Fugees member Pras Michel is accused of not paying an increased amount in child support.

The child's mother is outraged that Pras is failing to maintain caring for their young son. According to reports, Pras' income is nearly $2 million per year, but in spite of that, he has apparently refused to produce more support for birthday events and other expenses. The 38-year-old mother has asked the judge to increase the current support payments from $3,000 per month to $7,000 per month.

Pras failed to appear in court, but he stated that he does not earn the amount the mother is claiming, and in fact makes $300,000 as his yearly income. He has not produced evidence to prove his income, however. No other information about this case has been reported.

In child support cases, either parent can request payment modification. Judges may allow the modification when there has been a significant change to one's income, and sometimes, the changes could be allowed if the expenses of the custodial parent increase. The process can be initiated by simply filling out a form for modification of child support. Of course, filing the correct forms is extremely important, and an experienced family law attorney in Alaska can guide parents on the appropriate procedures. The attorney can also help to increase the potential of having a favorable outcome.

Source: pagesix.com, "Pras Michel makes $1.7M a year, won't pay child support: ex", Julia Marsh, Dec. 19, 2014

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