Athlete Reaches Deal With Baby Mama Over Toddler Son
NFL star Julius Peppers has reached a settlement with his baby mama her legal battle over their two-year-old son.
The current Green Bay Packers linebacker will pay $8,000 a month in child support a month to his former lover, Lia Ames. Lia sued Julius last year in Miami Circuit Court, and sought a court order stating the NFL star was legally the father of her newborn son named Elijah Peppers.
Back in 2014, it was reported that Julius left his baby mama before she gave birth to their son and was out with a model on vacation shortly after the break-up.
According to court records, the two battled it out in court for close to a year but finally reached a deal over custody, support and important decision making power for their kid.
Under the deal, Julius admitted he is Elijah’s dad and is now legally recognized as the father.
Julius and Lia will both share parental responsibility in making decisions involving their son’s health, doctors, schooling, religion and recreational activities.
In regards to child support, Julius will temporarily pay $8,000 a month in child support to his baby mama beginning on November 1st, 2016. But the amount could change in the future if circumstances change. Julius can certainly afford it – he reportedly racked in $72 million in his 14 season career.
Due to the NFL star’s work schedule, the mother agreed to transport their son to the father in Green Bay, Wis. on certain dates where he currently plays and she is going to work with him around his football schedule to help him see their son.
He will also be responsible for providing medical insurance for his kid. The two have settled all issues regarding their son and the case will be closed in the near future.
Both parties agree not to annoy or interfere with the business or personal affairs of the other and neither will harass the other at their home or work.