In 2008, Superior Court Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane ordered Grammy-winning rapper Clifford Harris to pay just over $3,000 a month to LaShon Dixon. He had been paying about $2,000 per month. The judge also said he must continue to pay for the boys to attend private school, uninsured medical bills and expenses related to the children’s extracurricular activities. Tipton Lane also awarded the couple joint custody of the boys. Dixon was granted primary physical custody. The children previously spent about 40 percent of their time with the rapper.
“Every little bit helps,” Kessler said. “She was just getting by with the children, while they lived a different life with their father. It can’t be complete opposites on the other side.”