Tameka Foster has lost primary custody of her two sons that she shares with Usher. The singer was awarded primary custody of four-year-old Usher Raymond V and three-year-old Naviyd after a ruling by Judge Lane in Fulton Superior Court today. According to Cherrise Boone,spokeswoman for the Fulton Superior Court Clerk’s office, “Both parties will have joint legal custody, but Usher will have primary physical custody.” It is unclear what sort of visitation will be allowed with Tameka.
Judge Lane stated in her ruling:
The father shall have final decision-making authority with respect to all matters concerning the children, including but not limited to education, religion, extracurricular activities, health and mental well-being, but he shall first discuss any major decisions relating to such matters with the mother.
In addition, the judge ruled that the parents must attend monthly meetings with a co-parenting coordinator to mediate any issues that arise with regard to parenting decisions.
I’m a bit surprised. I would have expected the court to side with the mother in this case despite the fact that both parties have their share of issues. I’m not a fan of either party, but I can’t help but feel compassion for Tameka. It has barely been a month since Kile’s funeral and now she is losing primary custody of her two youngest boys. I don’t know how she is going to handle this. I’ll post more when I know more.