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Reality star gets child support from ex after 7 years of nothing

Posted by Thomas Pettinicchi of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Sep 07, 2012 in Child Custody

Connecticut parents who receive child support know better than anyone how important those payments are to the well-being of their children. They help pay for food, clothes, education and many other important necessities. Unfortunately, however, not all paying parents take child support as seriously as they should. Some pay less than they owe, and others even pay nothing at all.

This was the case for Tami Roman, star of the reality television series "Basketball Wives." She is a mother of two, but she and her ex-husband divorced several years ago. After apparently getting nothing from the divorce, Roman filed a lawsuit against her ex-husband seeking child support. She has received no support from him since 2005.

Recent news reports stated that the two have come to an agreement on their child support issues. Roman's ex will pay her $800,000 in unpaid child support to start. Because he owes her and his two teenage daughters much more than that, he will continue to make child support payments to her. The money will apparently come from his NBA retirement fund.

While this mother had to go through tough times for years before getting the support she was owed, her story came with a happy ending. Unfortunately, not all Connecticut custodial parents can say that. For them, it's important to know that if they aren't getting the support they deserve, there are ways to seek out unpaid child support. Speaking to an experienced family law attorney may be a good place to start.

Source:, "'Basketball Wives' star Tami Roman settles lawsuit over child support," Mary Jane, Sept. 4, 2012