Court rejects increased child support for Jon Cryer’s ex-wife

By |2022-10-07T09:49:35+00:0012 Feb 2014|Categories: Child Support, Child Support Modification, Custodial Parent, Penalties|

While the television series “Two and a Half Men” takes divorce lightly, many divorced and divorcing parents in Orange County, California, know that settling divorce issues concerning their child can be complicated. In a recent turn of events, one of the show’s stars, Jon Cryer, won a decision against his ex-wife who had filed for more child support.

The court denied his ex-wife’s petition to have the actor pay $88,000 a month in child support. She asked for the tenfold increase contending that Cryer should pay more now because he recently gave her equal child custody. Previously, she only had four percent custody.

In addition, she stated that the child needs additional support to keep up with his peers’ lavish lifestyle. However, the court rejected the petition, stating there are no circumstantial changes that require the increase in child support. Cryer and his ex-wife divorced in 2004. In 2011, the actor was ordered to pay $8,000 per month in child support.

Although divorce nullifies the marriage, it is important for the parents to take care of the needs of the child. Inadequate and delinquent child support payments can compromise the best interests of the child.

The court decides whether child support modification is warranted or not. The child’s needs may change over time and those could affect the amount of support required.

Unfortunately, there are circumstances when a parent fails to either pay or collect child support. When that happens, it could be a financial burden for the custodial parent. For the noncustodial parent, nonpayment of child support is a contempt of court, and can result in penalties including prison.

Source: MSN, “Jon Cryer’s ex loses bid for child support increase,” Jan. 29, 2014

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Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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