The drama between Jeff Lewis and and Gage Edward continues. Gage has filed more court documents regarding custody. The lastest filing requests, attorneys fees, child support, and equal shared custody of Monroe. Most of that he has already requested. I believe this is the first time that Gage has asked for 50/50 custody. Jeff has claimed in the past, or at least hinted that he would not ask for that because it would effect his child support payments.
The big news is that Gage is asking for a name change for Monroe. He wants to change her name from Monroe Christine Lewis to Monroe Christine Edward Lewis. Jeff is not happy about this for a couple of reasons. They named Monroe together when she was born. Also, he never asked to have his last name included on the birth certificate.
About That Name Change…
But wait, there’s more! Jeff Lewis says Edward is not even Gage’s last name! It’s his middle name. He has been using “Gage Edward” as his “doing business as DBA” name for years. But it is not his actual last name. If I were the judge that would be a sticking point. However, it seems Jeff’s primary complaint about the name change is that Monroe is three years old and would have to relearn her name. Really? She is three. It will not be some sort of traumatic thing. She will not even understand it for a few years. And this poor child has a lot of things she will learn about in the future. Like Daddy says bad things about my other Daddy on the radio.
Last month, Gage sent Jeff a cease and desist to try to get him to stop talking negatively about him on his radio show. He said in a statement,“To address the derogatory and slanderous statements being made about me would be putting my interest above our daughter’s. The situation is being exploited for attention, which is sad because that ultimately only affects our daughter later. What I will say is that there are gross mistruths in the majority of what’s been said.”
Honestly, these two really need to get it together. This been going on long enough. Too long actually. It has been over a year since they split. They need to be adults, and focus on what is best for Monroe. Something tells me that is easier for Gage to do than it is for Jeff Lewis.