Since February, the Broward courts have been dragging their feet over the fate of a special needs 3-year-old whose father has failed to cough up the appropriate financial support. But now that the story of Davia Bradshaw and her daughter, Ashton, has made a splash on the internet, the mother's attorney has filed an emergency motion with the court. The legal move asks a Broward judge to finally force former NFL player Clinton Session to abide by a February judgment demanding he pay close to $7,000 in monthly child support.
As we reported earlier in the week, by the time Bradshaw's daughter was born in 2012, her relationship with Session had pretty much already deteriorated. The father's financial support was spotty at best, and his interest in the little girl was pretty much zero. A Broward judge later found that Session had given money to his parents to evade paying up.That left Bradshaw taking care of her special-needs daughter full-time — the little girl is wheelchair-bound and suffers from a raft of developmental issues, including cerebral palsy.
This week, Bradshaw's attorney filed an emergency motion with the court. The legal document requests a hearing before a judge to force Session to abide by the February motion.
"'TIME OF THE ESSENCE,'" the motion states, "with regard to the issues herein and the Safety, Welfare, and Health of the Parties' 3 year old severely disabled daughter." The motion asks for a resolution of immediate matters, not the least the "Immediate Incarceration of the Respondent/Father who resides in Indiana and who may be a flight risk if any adverse order is entered against him."
The motion continues: "THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE PARTIES' 3 YEAR OLD DISABLED CHILD IS IN DANGER AS THE RESPONDENT/FATHER'S WILLFUL AND INTENTIONAL FAILURE TO PAY THE COURT ORDERED AMOUNT."
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In the meantime, Session's behavior has struck a special chord online:
this is a special level of despicable http://t.co/LNpHDAt1Eo— Andrew Bogusch (@AndrewBogusch) July 22, 2015