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Kendu Isaacs claims he's owed more alimony

Spousal support is a point of contention in many Texas divorces. While there are state guidelines for determining an appropriate amount of alimony, judges do have the ability to deviate when necessary. This might sometimes be done at the judge's own discretion or because of one spouse's request. Such is apparently the case with Kendu Isaacs, music producer and Mary J. Blige's ex-husband.

The divorce of Blige and Isaacs was relatively high-profile, with the 46-year-old singer going on to release an album about the process. Isaacs claims these so-called divorce songs are negatively affecting his career and ability to find gainful employment in the music industry. He also blames his inability to find work on a Sept. 2017 statement, in which Blige referred to him as a con artist.

Isaac cited Blige's allegedly damaging statements, his lack of work and the high cost of maintaining his apartment when he requested that spousal support be increased to $65,000. He is currently receiving $30,000 a month, which a judge ordered in June 2017 after he initially requested monthly payments of just under $130,000. Isaacs also alleged that Blige has an extra $275,476 a month that can be used for support.

For some in Texas, alimony is an essential part of financial security following a divorce. This support is temporary and meant to help those who earned far less than their ex reach a point where they can be financially independent. Although support orders are usually settled during the divorce, temporary settlements or changes to a person's status can sometimes necessitate returning to court for a modification.

Source: madamenoire.com, "Kendu Isaacs Seeking Increase In Support Because Mary's Been Using Him For Successful "Divorce Songs"", Victoria Uwumarogie, Oct. 23, 2017

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