Family of Nate Dogg Still Arguing Over Estate; Now Ex-Girlfriend Wants Child Support
A long-complicated matter adds another wrinkle.
Twelve years since the untimely death of Nathaniel “Nate Dogg” Hale, the family is still battling over the rapper’s estate. This time there’s a complication: Hale’s ex-girlfriend, Shereda Williams, is seeking child support for the pair’s 17-year-old son, Radar Online reports.
Williams filed a petition with the Los Angeles Superior Court claiming the late artist was ordered to pay her $4,358 per month in child support in 2006. In 2013, a court agreed to a $3,000 monthly payment for the child; however, the woman claims a paperwork error has jeopardized the remittance.
She wants the court to demand Hale’s estate to cover the child support she is owed until their son’s 18th birthday.
In 2011, Hale’s net worth was an estimated $1.5 million though, he died without having a will in place. Hale’s family has had trouble establishing an administrator for his estate, causing conflict between his surviving wife, LaToya Calvin, and his six children. The artist’s mother, Ruth Holmes, was also named as a co-administrator of his estate in 2012 before withdrawing her request amid disapproval from her grandchildren.
Hale’s four daughters and two sons reportedly agreed to nominate attorney Alex Borden as the administrator of the late artist’s estate.
Hale, known for his melodic hooks on some of hip-hop’s most popular tracks, became a main fixture in West Coast rap, signing to Death Row Records in 1993. It was during his tenure at the controversial label that he would record some of the genre’s most notorious hooks for tracks like Snoop Dogg’s “Ain’t No Fun (If The Homies Can’t Have None),” Warren G’s “Regulate,” and Tupac’s “All About U.”
Nate Dogg died from complications of several strokes. The rapper had suffered a stroke in 2007 that left him partially paralyzed and another the following year. He was alert and his memory had returned before his death.