Oscar winner ordered to pay monthly child support for daughter

By |2022-04-06T12:59:20+00:0020 Jun 2014|Categories: Child Support, Custodial Parent, Everyday Expenses, Income|

Oscar winner ordered to pay monthly child support for daughter

Determining who will get custody of a child is a common element of many divorces. At some point, either by mutual decision of the couple themselves or by mandate of a court, usually one parent will become the custodial parent and the other the non-custodial parent. In many cases, non-custodial parents are required to pay monthly child support. This even applies to parents who never married.

Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, 47, and her longtime companion Gabriel Aubry, 38, were one of those couples who never wed but had a daughter together. Recently, the two were in the public eye over their child support dispute when a California court ordered the actress to pay Aubry $16,000 in monthly child support. The support will cover their 6-year-old daughter’s everyday expenses. The child’s healthcare expenses will be split by the two parents, but Berry will shoulder her daughter’s school tuition fees. The actress’s child support obligation will continue until the child graduates from high school or turns 19.

The Los Angeles Superior Court also ordered Berry to pay Aubry a retroactive payment of $115,000, along with legal fees. The court also ruled that Berry cannot relocate her daughter to France, where the actress now resides with her third husband, 48-year-old actor Olivier Martinez.

Berry’s child-support case is undoubtedly higher profile than most cases, but it shows the changing social norms and attitudes about parenting, child support and child custody. The sources of income for both parents is one principal factor when child support is being considered, and if the mother earns more than the father, then she is more likely to be required to support the child through child support payments.

Source: Newsday, “Halle Berry ordered to pay Gabriel Aubry $16,000 a month in child support,” Frank Lovece, June 9, 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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