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Latino celebrities engaged in very public child support dispute

It sounds like a story ripped right out of a Mexican telanovela. Latin heartthrob crooner, Luis Miguel's ex-girlfriend is publicly accusing him of using his wealth and fame to thwart her attempts to increase her monthly child support payments from $15,000 to at least $60,000. Aracely Arambula says that Miguel has been purposely avoiding her and her process servers in an attempt to avoid legal proceedings.

Arambula is a celebrity in her own right. She is a popular actress in Mexican soap operas. She says that Miguel makes millions in concert appearances and because of his wealth he should pay her more than just $15,000. According to court documents she filed, Miguel avoided a process server at a county fair last year in California. She also alleges that Miguel has used his bodyguards on several occasions to avoid the process of being served.

This dispute has been going on for the last two years. Miguel has since moved to Florida and says that state law there creates jurisdictional problems with her lawsuit. He also says that her claim should be dismissed because he never received proper service.

When a couple that have children together go through a break up, nothing in that entire process is more important than what will happen to the kids. That's why if you are currently experiencing a similar situation you need a strong legal advocate in your corner. You need someone to represent your side of the story to the court in a compelling and professional manner. You also need someone who knows the inner workings of the system, particularly procedural issues like making proper service on the adverse party. Most of all you need someone who understands that your children's needs always come first.

Source: Fox News Latino, "Ex Accuses Luis Miguel Of Using His Wealth To Dodge His Parental Duties" No author given, Apr. 15, 2014

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