Usher’s Ex-Wife: I Need $50,000 to Kick Your Ass in Court

Usher“s ex-wife Tameka Raymond is asking the singer to dig his own legal grave — by handing over $50,000 to cover HER attorney”s fees and other legal investments she”s made … to strip him of child custody.

Tameka filed the docs in Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia — asking a judge to force Usher to pay her $15,000 to cover her expensive lawyer fees … plus an additional $35,000 for other costs.

According to the docs, the other costs in their custody dispute include the retention of various expert witnesses, hiring private investigators, and procuring out-of-state depositions.

Tameka claims she”s entitled to the money because of the vast disparity in income between her and her ex — a disparity that puts her at a disadvantage while she”s trying to build her case.

Tameka has been trying to get full custody of the ex-couple”s two kids since December — when she asked a judge to strip Usher of joint custody, citing a laundry list of reasons … including canceling her Saks 5th Avenue credit card.