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Stephen Belafonte Gets Visitation with His Daughter No Contact with Eddie Murphy's

4/24/2017 3:19 PM PDT
Breaking News

Stephen Belafonte will get to see the daughter he had with Mel B, but under very strict terms laid out by a judge.

Belafonte and his attorneys were in court Monday trying to get unmonitored visitation with 5-year-old Madison. Mel B's restraining order requires him to stay away from her and all of her children.

The judge ruled he can see Madison, but it will be with a court monitor present -- and will take place in a pre-determined counseling center in Los Angeles. Belafonte must attend alone for the 4 hour visits, twice a week.

Belafonte lost his effort to regain contact with Angel -- Mel's daughter with Eddie Murphy, who was born right before Mel and Stephen got married. 

Mel B's Ex-Husband She's Kept My Daughter from Me!

4/21/2017 3:57 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mel B's ex-husband, Jimmy Gulzar, claims she goes to great lengths to block their 18-year-old daughter from visiting him.

Gulzar -- who was married to Mel from 1998 to 2000 -- was out in WeHo Thursday, and claimed Mel B carried a grudge when it came to his relationship with their daughter.  

He claims Mel B gave their daughter an ultimatum ... which involved cops and the law.

As for who Gulzar is siding with now ... well, take a listen.

We reached out to Mel B's people ... so far, no word back.

Melo & La La She Gets Primary Temp Custody He Gets Visitation

4/21/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Carmelo Anthony and La La are hashing out a temporary custody agreement in which she will get primary custody of their son ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the former couple tell us 10-year-old Kiyan will live with La La in NYC, but Melo has a totally open line of communication and will able to spend time with his son as much as he'd like.

We're told the 2 believe they can work out all the details without going to court ... it being done with their lawyers.

Both Carmelo and La La agree it's important they work out a structure for Kiyan so he's not whipsawed from place to place while they end their marriage. We're told La La has issues with Carmelo for sure, but she's adamant he's a great dad and deserves time with his son.

We're told they are absolutely getting divorced, even though legal docs haven't been filed ... yet.

Stephen Belafonte My Kids Miss Me Badly Thanks to Mel B

4/20/2017 3:14 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mel B has alienated Stephen Belafonte's daughter and stepdaughter from him ... and now he wants a judge to make things right ... so says Belafonte in new legal docs.

When he last saw them he says the 2 kids told him, "Mommy is really mad at you and that's why she won't let us come and see you."

Belafonte claims his 5-year-old daughter, Madison, and 10-year-old stepdaughter, Angel, miss him terribly, yet he hasn't seen them in 3 weeks. He says he's received "a series of heart wrenching text messages from Angel," including "I Love You," "Daddy Where are you" followed by a crying emoji. Belafonte says he couldn't reply to them because of the restraining order.

As for Angel, whose biological father is Eddie Murphy, Belafonte says she hasn't seen Eddie since birth and had no idea Stephen was not her biological dad.

Stephen is asserting his rights under a California law that gives stepparents visitation, claiming he was a highly involved parent since birth. He says he's the only parent who cooks. He also says he plays games with them, cuddles with them and tells them stories.

He included pics of him and the kids.

Stephen -- who is not allowed to see the kids or Mel B under a restraining order she got -- wants to modify the order so he can have equal access to the kids.

Stephen Belafonte Will Seek Visitation of Eddie Murphy's Daughter

4/11/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Stephen Belafonte not only wants joint custody of Madison, his 5-year-old daughter with Mel B, he also wants the legal right to maintain a relationship with the daughter Mel B had with Eddie Murphy ... TMZ has learned.

Mel B now wants sole custody of Madison, which sets up a custody fight. But now sources connected with Belafonte tell us he will ask a judge for visitation rights for 10-year-old Angel. Belafonte believes he's been the father in her life from birth ... he married Mel B 2 months after she was born.

Belafonte says Murphy has been a marginal presence in Angel's life, and he's been the stepdad. Under California law, a stepparent can get "reasonable visitation" if it's in the best interests of the child.

In a letter Belafonte's lawyer wrote to Mel B's lawyer on March 31, he staked his claim. The lawyer wrote, "Stephen would like to schedule a meeting as soon as possible to discuss the resolution of temporary issues including his ability to see Madison and Angel, whom we would appreciate continuing to have contact with."

We're told Belafonte's lawyers will raise the issue as the divorce proceeds, but under law he could not ask for stepfather visitation in his divorce response.

Our sources say Mel B will strongly oppose Belafonte's move to get visitation rights for Angel.

Mel B I've Changed My Mind I Want Permanent Sole Custody

4/7/2017 8:03 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mel B has made a major change to her divorce petition ... she does not want to share joint custody with Stephen Belafonte for 2 reasons ... a domestic violence conviction, and a gun.

TMZ broke the story ... when Mel B filed for divorce last month she said she wanted joint legal and physical custody. Sources connected with Mel tell TMZ at the time she had no idea Stephen had a conviction for domestic violence involving another baby mama. She also didn't know the conviction prohibited him to possess a gun.

As we reported, Mel knew he had a gun and was not happy about it, especially since she alleges he repeatedly committed domestic violence against her. But we're told after recently finding out the gun was illegal to possess, she decided to change her custody strategy.

We're told Mel, who just got a temporary restraining order which prohibits Belafonte from having any contact with her 3 children, will go back to court and make the restraining order permanent.

Our sources also say in the divorce case, she does not want Stephen to have any contact with 2 of her kids, one of whom is 10-year-old Angel, whose dad is Eddie Murphy, and 18-year-old Phoenix -- a child from another marriage.

We're told Mel might ultimately be ok with giving Belafonte monitored visits with their child, 5-year-old Madison, but not now.

Belafonte has asked for joint legal and physical custody of Madison.

Ralphie May Custody War Agrees to Drug Testing ... Monitored Visits with Kids

3/31/2017 3:17 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ralphie May's estranged wife, Lahna Turner, is getting temporary sole custody of their 2 children, and the comedian will take random drug tests twice a month ... according to new legal docs.

The judge in their nasty custody war has granted Ralphie 2 weekly visits with his children, and one Skype call. A court appointed monitor must be present for the first 3 weeks.

Ralphie, who's made no secret of his love of marijuana, has agreed to submit to random drug tests twice a month.

According to the new docs ... the judge also threw out the restraining order Turner requested last month. Both Ralphie and Lahna have been told to stop talking smack about each other in front of their kids.

Chance the Rapper I Settled My Child Support Beef

3/20/2017 1:55 PM PDT
Breaking News

Chance the Rapper isn't just hip-hop's favorite new artist ... he owns up to his responsibility in the child support department too.

Chance struck an agreement with Kirsten Corley over how much he'll ante up in child support for their 17-month-old daughter.

Apparently, the case was open and shut Monday when they both walked into court.

A lawyer for Chance's ex told the Chicago Tribune ... "This case ended quickly because of the unusually high level of cooperation between the parents putting their child's best interest first."

Chance's own lawyer, Tanya Stanish, said they had come to a fair resolution.

Chance said in an interview last week that he's considering moving back in with his parents ... despite winning 3 Grammy awards this year and riding a HUGE wave of success following his free 2016 mixtape, "Coloring Book."

He also publicly announced a $1 million donation to Chicago Public Schools earlier this month.

Darius McCrary Wife Files for Divorce Fears for Daughter

3/13/2017 4:29 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Darius McCrary's wife is divorcing him, and wants the judge to keep him away from their infant daughter until he gets help for booze, drugs and rage.

Tammy Brawner filed in L.A. citing irreconcilable differences, and made it clear she has serious concerns about 1-year-old Zoey's safety. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Tammy says she wants Darius to "attend alcohol/drug abuse and batterers' intervention classes."

She wants his visitation rights cut off until the "Family Matters" star provides proof he's completed a treatment program.

Not shockingly, Tammy wants legal and physical custody of Zoey. She's also asking for spousal support.

We broke the story ... the exes both have restraining orders against each other, with each claiming to be a victim of spousal abuse.

Robin Thicke Kid-Friendly 40th Bday Bash

3/13/2017 12:29 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Robin Thicke made sure his 40th birthday was literally fun for the whole family -- adults and his 6-year-old son alike. 

Robin hosted a luau-themed bash at his Malibu pad Sunday, and Julian was in the thick of it with some cousins and friends there too.

The adult guests included Adrien Brody, Angelica Bridges, Russell Simmons, Orlando Bloom and his son ... and, of course, Robin's gf April Love Geary.

As for the party -- magic show, 2-story water slide, mechanical shark, petting zoo, face painting ... in other words every kid's dream. They had hula dancers too ... fun for kids and adults.

Sources close to Robin tell us he was thinking "family first" when he planned the event.

Paula Patton was not there, but as we reported ... she and Robin are getting close to settling their custody war.

Robin Thicke and Son Celebrate 40th Birthday With a Little Yellowtail

3/11/2017 7:32 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Robin Thicke was back with his son in a big way Friday night, celebrating his 40th birthday over Julian's favorite meal.

Robin, GF April Love Geary and Julian hit up Catch in WeHo, where the 6-year-old chowed down on his favorite fish. Julian left with his grandma before Robin and April made their exit.

TMZ broke the story ... Robin and Paula Patton are on the verge of settling their custody war, and the dinner is certainly evidence they're on the brink of burying the hatchet. 

Robin Thicke, Paula Patton 911 Call Julian Freaked Out Over Visit with Dad

3/9/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Paula Patton's nanny told a 911 dispatcher her son was a wreck every time a visit with Robin Thicke loomed.

Cops were called as 6-year-old Julian sat in his mother's car at a Malibu park, unwilling to take the visit with his dad who was waiting nearby.

You hear the nanny describe what she says are the child's fears whenever Robin has a scheduled visit. DCFS is investigating claims Robin used excessive physical punishment on Julian.

Robin has said Paula has tried driving a wedge between him and his son and is guilty of emotional abuse.

As we reported, in the last week Robin and Paula have tried to settle rather than fight, and they are on the verge of working out a custody arrangement they both find acceptable.

Robin Thicke, Paula Patton Call Truce in Custody War

3/7/2017 7:52 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton have decided it's better to get along than wage war, and that's why they are on the verge of settling the mega custody war.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us, Robin and Paula are far along in working out the details of their custody arrangement.  

TMZ broke the story ... Paula got a restraining order against Robin after their 6-year-old son, Julian, complained to school officials his dad was using excessive physical force. Robin was limited to 3 visits a week with a court-appointed monitor present. 

Cops have been called and accusations hurled, including Paula's claim Robin was trying to influence the monitor by giving him free sushi ... something Robin denied.

They were scheduled to continue their legal battle Monday, but the case was taken off calendar.

Neither side would comment, but we're told they're now very close to resolving custody.

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