Jon Cryer, actor in works such as “Two and a Half Men.” has recently started making roughly $2 million each month thanks to his career. In accordance with child support laws in California as well as the rest of the country, an increase in an ex-spouse’s earnings could warrant an increase in child support payments. Cryer’s ex-wife Sarah Trigger is now requesting a very large raise in child support payments.
Cryer has reportedly been giving Trigger $8,000 in child support each month since 2010. At that time, Trigger only had custody of their son 4 percent of the time; now, she has custody of their son for fifty percent of the time. Trigger believes that since Cryer is making more money and since she has custody of their son more than she previously did, she should receive an increase in child support payments. Trigger has requested to receive a staggering $88,969 each month.
Trigger claims that she and Cryer’s 13-year-old son is supposedly being made fun of at school for not having as lavish of a lifestyle as the other children. Trigger claims that their son’s classmates go on exotic vacations and throw lavish parties, which she cannot afford for her own son. She claims that she only requests the increase in child support payments for the benefit of their son.
Even though the amount Trigger is requesting is staggering to the average American, she is within her rights to request more money. Regardless of exactly how much the other parent is making, if the ex-spouse paying child support is earning more money and having less custody of the child, then that parent may be forced to pay more child support. Any California citizen who is currently going through or has previously gone through a divorce could benefit from examining his or her child support rights under our laws.
Source: UPI.com, Jon Cryer’s ex-wife, Sarah Trigger, wants extra $80k per month for child support, Veronica Linares, Oct. 25, 2013