It wasn’t until March 2001 that Eminem and Kim Scott finalized their divorce. At the time, Rolling Stone reported that they agreed that the rapper would keep their joint residence in Michigan worth $450,000 while Scott would get $475,000 to purchase her own home. “Marshall’s obviously pleased with the agreement,” Eminem’s attorney Harvey Hauer said. “He feels it’s only appropriate because he’s had this significant role in his daughter’s upbringing to date, and that’s going to be ongoing.”
The former couple also came to an agreement to have joint custody of their daughter, Hailie. However, months later, Entertainment Weekly noted that the “Mockingbird” rapper tried fighting Scott over the child support terms for their daughter. It was initially suggested that Eminem fork over $2740 weekly, totaling $142,480 a year, which he apparently thought was too exorbitant an amount, while Scott didn’t think it was sufficient.
They were able to reach a compromise in October 2001, with MTV reporting that Eminem had been amenable to paying $1000 a week for child support. “It’s always been Marshall’s desire that whatever happened, would happen in the best interest of the child,” his attorney told Detroit Free Press.