Teen Mom Amber Portwood ordered to pay over $1K in 'unpaid homeowner's association fees' amid custody battle with ex

TEEN Mom Amber Portwood has been ordered to pay over $1,000 in “unpaid homeowner's association fees” as she battles her ex-Andrew Glennon for custody of their son, James. 

In documents exclusively obtained by The Sun, Amber, 31, was hit with the default  judgement of $1,232.50 for the plaintiff Geist Harbours Property Owners Association after failing to appear on court on the lawsuit. 

The reality star, who was served back in August of this year, was sued for failing to pay unpaid property assessment fees. The judgement included the assessment due, plus late fees, other charges and attorney fees as well. 

Amber and her ex Andrew, are locked in a heated custody battle over their son James, three, since splitting back in 2019. 

Andrew and James reside in the house Amber owns under the Geist Harbours Property Owners Association, while the TV star lives in a rental. 

Andrew has primary physical custody of James while they exes share joint legal custody, allowing the Teen Mom OG star three unsupervised visits a week. 


Back in October, Amber's ex Andrew, 37, alleged she abuses meth and used drugs while she was pregnant with James. 

The Sun exclusively revealed that Andrew demanded Amber take a hair follicle test after he allegedly witnessed her displaying “paranoid” behavior during a recent custody exchange.  

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Andrew claimed in the custody court papers that Amber has a “history of substance abuse, even while pregnant with and subsequently caring for the minor child herein,” a claim the mom of two denied in her response.  

He continued to allege that at a parenting exchange on October 16 that Amber was “acting erratically, speaking frantically, and appeared completely paranoid and disheveled.” 

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Amber responded to his filing just days later, denying his drug allegations.  

She wrote in her response: “Mother has exercised her parenting time with the parties’ child without any incidents regarding any type of substance abuse.” 

She explained that she is still on probation from her 2019 domestic violence arrest against Andrew and is required to submit random monthly drug screens.  

The MTV star said she has “never failed a drug screen.” 

Amber continued to defend herself: “Mother denies adamantly the allegations made in Father’s Motion and believes that a hair follicle test is unnecessary due to her history of negative drug screens and continued requirement to submit to same.  

“Mother further states that Father’s Motion is nothing more than yet another attempt to paint Mother in a negative light.  

“Mother verifies that she has not used any substance, except for prescription medication taken within the therapeutic limits.” 

She is requesting his motion be denied or that both parties submit to a hair follicle drug screen, at his or her own cost. 

Amber's rep did not immediately respond to The Sun's request for comment at the time. 


The latest filing comes after Andrew, who has primary custody of James, implied someone hit their son. 

He posted on his Instagram Story: “You hit your baby boy?… Really?!” 

In court papers obtained by The Sun, Amber requested Andrew be held in contempt of court, which means he could face jail time or a fine, for making the cryptic post and is demanding primary custody of James.  

The court papers claimed: “On or about August 25, 2021, Mother informed Father that the parties’ child had a spot on the inside of the lip that appeared to Mother as a canker sore or cold sore. Mother took pictures and sent it to Father.  

"Father posted a statement on social media accusing Mother of hitting the parties’ child, and then subsequently deleted the post… screenshots of his post were made public.” 

She claimed his statements “directly violate the provisions of the Mediated Agreement adopted on October 23, 2019 and the provisions of the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines.” 

Amber alleged his statements are “false and defamatory” and were specifically made to “harm Mother and her reputation." 

Amber requested he be held in contempt of court for his violations and pay her attorney’s fees.  


Back in February 2021, Amber requested a modification of custody to include overnight visitation with James.  

She claimed the parties were unable to reach an agreement in mediation and requested a hearing in the matter.  

She then asked for primary physical custody of James and for Andrew to have parenting time.  

A source close to Amber told The Sun of Andrew's abuse claim: "Obviously Amber was devastated by the implications. She’s scared that because of her past, people might believe it, but there is absolutely zero truth to it." 

Andrew was granted primary physical custody of their toddler after Amber was arrested for domestic violence against him in July 2019.  

In Amber’s original request for just overnight visitation with James, she claimed there has been a “change in circumstances” that “warrant” an adjustment to their custody agreement. 

She claimed that according to Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines, parenting time is increased to include overnights when the child turns 3 years old. 

Amber claimed it is in the “best interest” of James that “the current parenting time be modified to include overnight parenting time.” 

A judge ruled on Amber’s request in February by ordering the two to resolve their parenting issues out of court and in mediation within 60 days of the order.  

In court papers previously obtained by The Sun, the mediation that took place on May 24 was “unsuccessful.”  

Amber also shares a daughter, Leah, 12, with her ex Gary Shirley.

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