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Former Cosby show star says daughter’s father owes child support

On Behalf of | Nov 2, 2017 | Firm News |

When Keshia Knight-Pulliam, former sitcom star who played Rudy on the Cosby Show, got divorced, she likely did not expect she’d wind up in a contentious, drawn-out court battle over her daughter. However, as is often the case when parents disagree about child support or custody and visitation issues, Knight-Pulliam and her child’s father, former professional football star Ed Hartwell, are back in court, each trying to convince the court that the other has done wrong. Many parents in Washington have gone through similar situations.

Hartwell reportedly filed a complaint recently, stating that Knight-Pulliam canceled a scheduled visit he had with his daughter. He said there was no valid reason for the cancellation. Hartwell requested that the court hold Knight-Pulliam in contempt for violating an existing court order.

Knight-Pulliam, on the other hand, says Hartwell is merely grasping at straws in an attempt to make her look bad in the eyes of the court. She said her daughter’s father only showed up for two of his scheduled visits in a recent month and missed most of those slated to occur over the summer. She also said Hartwell remains in contempt for failing to fulfill his child support obligations.

When a court order exists regarding child support, custody or visitation, both parents are required to adhere. Things can get quite complicated when each parent accuses the other of contempt. Any Washington parent currently facing this type of post divorce problem may increase the chances of obtaining a swift solution in court by relying on experienced legal representation.

Source:, “Is Keshia Knight-Pulliam Keeping Her Ex From Seeing Their Daughter?“, Accessed on Nov. 2, 2017