I previously blogged about rapper Nate Dogg who died in 2011 survived by 6 children of unascertainable ages and different mothers. His estate is back in the news again because the mother of one of his children filed a claim against his estate for unpaid child support from the date of the child’s 2006 birth, plus support since Dogg’s death in 2011. Two other women, one of whom also has a child Dogg fathered in 2006, are arguing in court over the amount of support they are supposed to receive from his estate.
1. In Ohio, claims against an estate must be filed within six months of the date of death. The claim for Dogg’s unpaid back support would be invalid due to untimely filing.
2. In Ohio, child support obligations terminate at death. Adding money for post-death support to an already late claim just makes the claim doubly improper.
3. Dogg’s children are entitled to social security payments until they turn 18.
4. For divorced couples, a life insurance policy is recommended to cover any future child support payments.
5. Dogg could have established a trust to provide for his children upon his death. However, that would have required foresight and planning. For a guy who did not make child support payments nor who wore a condom, such planning would be inconceivable.