Not long ago, Chance the Rapper headed to family court with his partner Kirsten Corley. The parents want to change the terms of child support for their daughter Kensli. The couple had Kensli during a relationship that lasted from 2013 to 2016. Though the two separated, they are back together now and planning to marry. In legal documents that have become public, the couple also expressed their desire to change the nature of the decision-making process that dictates various aspects of Kensli's life. The next hearing in this matter is scheduled for mid-February.
As in all child support and child custody cases, there is a chance that Chance's legal action could lead to a protracted court battle. Whether they take place in Georgia or elsewhere, these court battles can cause deep personal distress.
Commentators expect that the judge in Chance's case will approve a modification of Kensli's court-mandated custody arrangement. Clearly, it is in Kensli's best interests if the rest of this legal episode progresses untainted by parental animosity. However, it is impossible to perfectly predict how either parent will behave moving forward.
Because of Chance the Rapper's burgeoning music career, it is likely that developments in this custody case will continue to make the news. However, celebrity or not, a person faced with child support and child custody struggles could have a hard time focusing on work or daily life. Uncertainty and fear can poison many aspects of life for a person in this situation. A legal professional may be able to help a client feel grounded and face custody challenges with self-assurance. With the help of an attorney, a concerned parent might create a plan of action for working through legal issues and protecting the best interests of the child.