Sherri Shepherd Has Court Victory Against Ex
Comedian and TV host Sherri Shepherd had a recent court victory against her ex husband. As previously reported, in December 2016, Shepherd’s ex-husband, Lamar Sally, filed legal papers, again petitioning a California court for increased child support for his 2-year-old son, Lamar Sally, Jr. that was born through a surrogate.
In addition to the fully-covered healthcare benefits and life insurance policy Shepherd provides, Sally currently receives $6,400 a month in child support. He was also asking the court for what Shepherd’s legal team called an ‘exorbitant and absurd’ monthly increase, as well as $75,000 in attorney fees and costs.
This month, Shepherd had a huge victory in the California family court. The judge denied Sally and his counsel’s request and politely asked Sally to be seated in the audience, away from counsel table so he could properly dispose of the matter. The California judge agreed with Shepherd’s counsel Terry Levich Ross, Esq. and determined that by Sally’s own agreement in two separate legal judgments, New Jersey has exclusive and ongoing jurisdiction over this child support issue and all matters must be dealt with only in that state.
The amount of child support Shepherd is currently paying her ex-husband is more than New Jersey has required her to pay. If Sally wants to revisit the matter in a New Jersey court, he would likely face having his payments reduced substantially.
According to Shepherd’s reports, she now hopes that her ex will stop his frivolous attempts to get more money out of her and will seek gainful employment to take care of his child like any other capable parent.