Florida residents may have heard that television host Jamel Bryant has refused to pay the legal bills of his child's mother. The costs are related to a custody and child support dispute the two are having, and a request was made on Aug. 22 to not have to cover those expenses. Bryant says that the child's mother has enough money to cover her own legal costs, and she has not yet submitted any documentation stating how much may be owed.
Many child psychologists and about 70 percent of the public are in favor of shared custody arrangements for the children of divorcing couples, and 20 states have introduced reforms to their custody laws that reflect these sentiments. However, most experts feel that a shared custody law is unlikely to be adopted in Florida.