Chris Brown and his baby’s mama, Nia Guzman, have been battling it out in court for months over both custody and child support payments for their 1-year-old daughter, Royalty. Brown landed a major win in court this week when he was awarded joint custody of Royalty. But now it appears that a judge has finally ruled on the matter of child support as well.
As previously reported, As previously reported, both Brown and Nia Guzman had accused each other of being irresponsible parents and Guzman wanted Brown to pay $15K in child support a month and only see Royalty during supervised visits.
However, a judge ruled recently that Brown would continue to only pay $2,500 a month and that the parents would have joint custody of Royalty, with the parents switching off having Royalty every four days.
Both parents were ordered to return to court last week to finalize a permanent visitation schedule and, according to TMZ, Brown and Guzman agreed to joint legal and physical custody of Royalty.
The judge upheld the ruling that Brown will pay Guzman $2,500 a month in child support, but Brown has been ordered to pay $15,000 in back child support. Brown also has to pay for pay for Royalty’s schooling, health insurance, medical bills and nannies.
It was previously reported that Brown would be subject to a drug test which could ruin his chances to keep custody of Royalty. But sources say that Brown did indeed take the test and tested positive for marijuana and codeine. However, he had a prescription for both drugs.
Brown also scored another win with Guzman agreeing that Royalty’s full name will be Royalty Brown.
The settlement has to be approved by a judge, but it looks like this nasty custody battle is now over.