Usher and his former wife Tameka Raymond have been ordered to work out a temporary custody agreement in private mediation.
The 'OMG' hitmaker - who filed for divorce from Tameka in June 2009 after almost two years of marriage - has been locked in an ongoing battle with his ex after she filed court documents in Georgia last year asking the singer to be stripped of joint physical custody of their sons Usher, four, and Naviyd, three, but a judge at Fulton County Court today (01.05.12) ordered they try to work things out between them.
The pair are set to face the court later today and if they have not agreed terms amongst themselves, the judge will impose a temporary order, deciding how they will split their time with the children, according to gossip website TMZ.
He will also address child maintenance payments today after Tameka previously alleged Usher is behind on $34,000 worth of payments after promising her $5,000-a-month to pay for a nanny.
She has requested more child support, arguing there has been a ''substantial change'' in her former spouse's income since they divorced.