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Cooper, in-laws agree to suspend child support

Posted June 1, 2009

Attorneys for Brad Cooper and his in-laws went to court Monday to legally suspend his obligation to pay child support.

Cooper is being held in the Wake County jail under a $2 million bond for the death of his wife, Nancy, last July.

Nancy Cooper's parents and sister were awarded permanent custody of the couple's two daughters May 15.

The children are living in Canada with their grandparents and aunt, and Brad Cooper asked the court last month to keep in place the temporary order until after his criminal trial, saying it would be in the best interest of the children.

Deborah Sandlin, who represents Brad Cooper, said her client felt like it was the right thing to do at the time for "the consistency of the girls' care."

The parties agreed Monday that Cooper should not be required to pay child support while he is in jail and has no source of income.

A judge granted a temporary restraining order in November that prohibits Cooper from selling any of his possessions or liquidating any of his assets.

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  • boomylar Jun 2, 2009

    I wonder why his parents and family did not fight for custody of these girls. After all, they are the grandparents, too - etc.?
    Professor
    ---------------------they did fight over the girls. do a search for past stories on this case and you will see.

  • boomylar Jun 2, 2009

    How is this news??? Really? Who would have guessed that he wasn't going to be paying any child support in the up coming years anyways?

  • Professor Jun 2, 2009

    I wonder why his parents and family did not fight for custody of these girls. After all, they are the grandparents, too - etc.?

  • Professor Jun 2, 2009

    don't convict him with the way they have railroaded him and trampled over his rights.
    kilquian

    I agree with you. I am waiting on the end results too. I believe the man is innocent.

  • Professor Jun 2, 2009

    They may as well agreed. While he has not money, no job and is sitting in prison, how can he support his daughters if he don't have the means and lock up. They wanted them so they should support these girls with their mouths shut. They cannot have it both ways.

  • Thought Criminal WS Jun 2, 2009

    They blocked his ability to generate income, so it's right that he doesn't pay childsupport. He's not been convicted of anything yet, and I'd be surprised what comes if they don't convict him with the way they have railroaded him and trampled over his rights.

  • tiblet Jun 2, 2009

    itsmyownopinion....read the search warrants and watch the deposition.

    I am predicting that this will be a speedy trial.

  • itsmyownopinion Jun 2, 2009

    What real evidence do they have that he killed his wife?
    How could he pay child support -- has he not lost everything?

  • odell Jun 2, 2009

    It's like my grandparents used to say - you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip.

  • kittiboo Jun 2, 2009

    The decision was noble. NOT him.

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