Asafa’s $40K Maintenance Case Before the Court
What do you think of the below Jamaica Gleaner story about Asafa Powell on his case before the court.
Asafa Powell has been hauled to court by his daughter’s mother, who is pressing for the Jamaican sprint star to pay $40,000 in child maintenance monthly.
The Kingston and St Andrew Family Court reserved judgment on Thursday pending the outcome of a DNA test to determine the paternity of the seven-year-old child.
The Gleaner understands that the court also instituted a gag order.
This prevents either of the parties, Powell and Amita Persaud-Webb, from speaking publicly on the matter.
The matter was heard for the first time on Thursday.
Persaud-Webb is being represented by attorney Michelle Thomas of Michelle Thomas & Associates.
The request for $40,000 is an increase on a former arrangement of $25,000, The Gleaner understands.