There is yet another blow dealt in the divorce battle unfolding between Sherri Shepherd and her estranged husband Lamar Sally. Sally has rejected a deal offered by Shepherd for him to receive a one time payment of $100,000 as part of a divorce settlement in addition to $3,000 a month in child support for the surrogate child the two agreed to have. The child has been a source of contention and was not even mentioned in Shepherd’s original divorce papers. The child is biologically Sally’s but does not have any biological link to Shepherd.
The couple signed a prenuptial agreement during August 2011 that included a clause stating that in the event the couple divorced, Sally would receive a one-time spousal support payment of $60,000. The portion of the agreement covering children has not been made public due to laws protecting the privacy of minors, however sources have reported that the agreement did not require Shepherd to pay child support.
Since the couple’s split, Sally has challenged the validity of the agreement, claiming that it was based on fraud. Sally is also apparently not happy with Shepherd offering more than what the pair had originally agreed for him to receive if they divorced. Estimates place Shepherd’s net worth around $10 million.
Radar Online reports that Shepherd offered the lump sum payment in an attempt to move on with her life, but Sally is continuing to contest the prenuptial agreement. It appears as though Sally is particularly contesting the portion of the agreement that waives his right to collect any spousal support from Shepherd. Sally is also pursuing monthly child support in the amount of $10,000, more than double the $3,000 a month payment offered by Shepherd.
It appears from this most recent development that the former couple is unlikely to reach an agreement outside of court regarding the issue of spousal and child support. Sources report to Radar Online that Shepherd is totally willing to take the divorce settlement and prenuptial agreement issue to trial.