Chris Brown's Ex Requests $18K Monthly Child Support as Singer Says Excess Will Spoil Daughter
"Providing a 4-year-old with everything she demands could be harmful and is not in her best interest," Brown said in documents responding to Nia Guzman's claim
Chris Brown and Nia Guzman are butting heads in court.
Because Brown raked in $4,269,067 in the last two years, Guzman is now asking for $18,336 per month and $190,000 retroactively, Bloom says. Brown currently pays $2,500 per month in child support, but the amount was increased to $5,000 at a recent hearing, the attorney confirms.
“We fought for Royalty and I’m pleased that we won an increase in child support at a hearing last week doubling the support to $5,000 per month … The legally mandated guideline child support for someone at Brown’s income level is $18,336 per month. That is what Nia is requesting for Royalty,” Bloom tells PEOPLE.
“Because he has not been paying it, we asked that the judge award that amount retroactive to the date we first requested it, which was Aug. 15, 2017. That would be roughly $190,000 in arrears (Brown is current on his $2,500 per month child support now). We will continue to fight for that guideline amount for Royalty. We think Chris Brown should be required to follow the law just like everyone else.”
The Blast reports that Brown, 29, fired back in his own documents, claiming that “providing a 4-year-old with everything she demands could be harmful and is not in her best interest.” The singer — who points out that Guzman has previously asked for an increase in support and been denied by the court — said in the filing that he would agree to pay $9,813 per month.
Brown states in the documents that in addition to his current child support, he already pays $6,000 per month for Royalty’s education, medical needs and a nanny (Guzman’s mother provides the childcare), $1,770.98 per month for travel, $1,516.59 per month for entertainment and $419 for extracurriculars.
Bloom refutes these numbers, telling PEOPLE, “He offered to pay $10,000 per month and split the cost of all Royalty’s expenses. That is unfair as Brown makes over $4 million per year. He also wanted to cut Nia’s $4,000 per month nanny payment.”
Brown claims in the documents that Guzman relies on spousal support from her prior marriage, as well as his own monetary help, for $14,950 of her $15,750 total expenses each month. Guzman stated in her filing and her attorney confirms that her own income totals about $400 a month, which she earns via an online clothing store inspired by their daughter. A deposition obtained by The Blast states that Guzman reportedly received $20,000 from boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. to start the business, called RoyaltyBrown.com.
A rep and an attorney for Brown did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment.
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Prior to that, Brown had tweeted, “Some men my age run from their responsibility as fathers. I embrace mine. Just sucks that some females use children as meal ticket.”
Bloom and her client see the situation differently, with the attorney telling PEOPLE, “The fundamental issue here is that Chris Brown’s child is entitled to the same comfortable lifestyle as her father. Most successful parents want their children to have a comfortable life. Unfortunately, our client has had to fight for this for her daughter. One of Brown’s biggest hits is ‘Loyal.’ But when will he be loyal to his own daughter?”