Many Arizonan fans of the rapper/actor Ludacris may have heard about his recent child support battle with the mother of his infant daughter. The mother of the child was seeking $7,000 a month in child support. Ludacris countered, stating he did not make as much money last year due to delayed production of a new movie and the fact that he has not made a new music album in a while. The judge on his case did not agree with him. He recently ordered Ludacris to pay $7,000 a month in child support and an additional $35,000 to the mother.
Many of Arizona's parents have gone through or are currently going through child support disputes. Anytime a couple with children gets divorced or a couple has a child out of wedlock, child support becomes an issue. Courts are there to govern over child support disputes and ensure that a child's financial needs are met. These needs include food, clothing, housing and other daily expenses. They also include medical expenses and sometimes extracurricular costs.