Keshia Knight-Pulliam is hoping a judge will not dismiss her child support case against Ed Hartwell. The celebrity mom previously accused the former NFL player of owing $32,000 in unpaid support for their daughter, Ella Grace Hartwell. Now, Ed is trying to get the case overturned on a technicality.
According to BOSSIP,
“Hartwell accused Pulliam of failing to properly serve him with her case when she paid a process server to hand him the lawsuit outside a child visitation center where he was spending time with their daughter.
Hartwell claimed that he dodged Pulliam’s service attempt when the server allegedly ambushed him outside of the visitation center. Hartwell said he never accepted the paperwork or even acknowledged the server, and further, personal service isn’t allowed at the visitation center.”
Keshia Knight-Pulliam refutes the claim that Ed Hartwell did not acknowledge the server. In fact, the veteran actress reveals that her ex-husband was identified before being handed the summons.
Keshia previously told the courts that her daughter’s father was mandated to pay just over $3,000 per month in child support for Ella Grace. Ed, however, paid less than half every month before stopping payments altogether. Keshia pointed out that her ex-husband received $9,000 in monthly disability payments from the NFL, which was three times his child support debt. He, however, chose not to fulfill his commitment as a father to provide financial stability for Ella Grace.
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Keshia Knight-Pulliam initially asked a judge to both fine and jail Ed Hartwell for his failure to pay child support as ordered. Now, the actress must hear if her case will continue. Stay tuned for more celebrity mom news!
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