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Rapper Nas against relocation of son he shares with former wife

A well-known musician has issues with his former wife's conduct with their son. Nasir Jones, who is known as Nas, is a successful rapper whose former wife, Kelis, he claims, has violated the custody order in place for their son, age 9, with the relocation of the boy to her native Colombia. He claims she has violated the agreement 17 times. Florida parents, as well as those in other states, are bound by the court orders in custody cases.

The singer claims his former wife took their son out of the country without his permission. He said she plans to take the boy out of the United States permanently since she recently purchased a farm in Cartagena. Nas also has issues about Kelis, who is also a musician, taking their son out of school and home-schooling him instead. 

The couple married in 2005 and divorced nine years ago. Kelis, who has since remarried and shares a son with her second husband, said she plans to make her own cheese, butter and bread and grow her own produce on the farm she has purchased. She plans on opening a restaurant at some point. In the meantime, Nas is fighting the relocation of their son.

A divorced Florida parent who is thinking about relocation must make certain to obtain the permission of the other parent as per any legal custody order and, even with that approval, typically needs any existing custody order to be formally amended. If there is confusion surrounding the law, an attorney will be able to clarify those issues that are unclear. Willfully violating a custody order can result in serious consequences, so it is best to discuss these issues with an experienced lawyer prior to acting.

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