Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley reach custody agreement


According to official online court records via the State of Indiana, Teen Mom OG stars Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley have reached a settlement agreement in regards to custody of their daughter Leah.

The lengthy court battle over Leah’s custody and child support has been featured prominently on the popular MTV show.

During a Facebook Q&A in February, Shirley answered a question about some of the particulars of how the custody situation worked. “I don’t keep Leah from her — it’s played out worse than it is,” he said. “It’s not me. Amber can see her anytime, she just needs to make sure we have no important plans.”

Gary added, “But the only reason I have issue with her getting her overnight thru the week is Leah has perfect attendance and all A’s. And Amber lives 50 plus min from school we both don’t wanna jeopardize that.”

On May 13, there was an order granting the following:

Parties’ Settlement Agreement Regarding Pending Issues granted. Parties will continue to share joint legal custody of Leah, but Father will retain primary physical custody. Mother shall pay father child support in the sum of $1200 per month beginning 3/1/16.

UPDATE: Amber and Gary have both tweeted about their agreement since the news broke.

Portwood took umbrage with how the story was reported by TMZ and Perez Hilton:

Gary made sure to let everyone know that Amber was telling the truth:

This news comes after it was revealed earlier this month that Portwood was levied a federal tax lien for failing to pay more that $130,000 in taxes.

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