Sherri Shepherd

‘The View’ Star Sherri Shepherd speed bump in contentious child support case

by Jody Jameson, Contributor

Former The View star Sherri Shepherd reportedly sent out a Christmas card this year announcing a move to Los Angeles for her and her son, and the announcement may make an impact on her custody battle with ex-husband Lamar Sally.

Lamar Sally is attempting to have the custody battle with his ex-wife, Shepherd, moved from New Jersey to California. If he’s successful, he’ll be able to get a much larger child support check. Shepherd insists that the legal battle should stay in New Jersey since that is where she resides, as reported by TMZ.

When Shepherd sent out her Christmas cards this year, she voided her argument all together. In the Christmas card, the former The View co-host announced that she and her son had made the move to Los Angeles where they were very happy with their choice. The card features Shepherd and her son meeting Obama. She wrote in the card that the move was not easy, but everything was working itself out.

Shepherd used social media to publicly attack her ex-husband on Tuesday after the Christmas card moving announcement was revealed. She posted a picture of Sally’s Black People Meet online profile, in which he claimed to make $75k-$100k, according to E! News. Shepherd called the man out for lying about how much money he makes. She claimed that he couldn’t possibly make that much because he only works part-time.

The custody battle that has the two attacking each other not only involves divorce filings in different states, but also surrogacy contract for an upcoming birth. Shepherd and Sally signed a surrogacy contract together in which Sally’s sperm was used with a donor egg. Shepherd insists that the child is not hers and that Sally defrauded her into signing the contract. She allegedly believes his intention was to divorce her and collect on large child support checks once the child is born. The baby’s birth will likely happen this week.

Shepherd is attempting to have a judge rule that she has no parental rights. She used Twitter to claim that she didn’t mind helping out her ex-husband with child support, but she didn’t want to get stuck with a payment way above a fair amount.

Shepherd filed for divorce in New Jersey, which generally doesn’t recognize surrogacy contracts.

[Feature Photo: AP/ Charles Sykes/Invision, File]

Jody Jameson is up-and-coming journalist who's been featured in national news publications for her in-depth crime stories coverage. Her passion lies within helping women and children, in hopes of bringing awareness to abuse, exploitation, and rights violations. In her personal time, Jody has done summer volunteer work at The Boys and Girls Club, and worked as a peer assistant for PALS, a program that assists underprivileged kids. During her time in sorority, Kappa Kappa Gama, Jody volunteered in the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program, which raises money to supply books to children in need.