Kyle Newman is a film director and best-selling author. Jaime King, his estranged spouse, is an actress who is best known in New Hampshire and beyond for her prominent roles in slasher films. They were married for more than 10 years before King filed for divorce. Not only has Newman not signed the papers, but he has also accused King of living a lifestyle that places their two sons, ages 6 and 8, at risk. King denies the allegations, which have sparked a contentious child custody battle.
Newman says he has always been the primary caretaker of the children, so he asserts that it makes sense for him to have sole physical and legal custody. He also said that he is not opposed to King having supervised visitation with the boys. King, on the other hand, has told the court that Newman has been denying her access to her sons.
Child support has been an issue
One source who spoke with reporters has stated that King is merely a hardworking single mom who is trying to protect her children’s best interests. The same person noted that Newman is now engaged to be married and lives in a dual-income household. Interestingly, it is King who has been ordered to pay child support to Newman, in the amount of $429 per month and 16% of any income over $175,344, each year.
Both parties filed Ex Parte applications
An ex parte application is a document that asks the court to issue an order without following usual protocol to provide the other party notice. In the Newman versus King case, both parties filed ex-parte applications at some point, further complicating this child custody case. For any concerned parent facing similar issues in New Hampshire, it is good to know that there is legal support available where a parent can seek guidance and recommendations regarding what can or should be done in a particular case to protect parental rights and children’s best interests.