Six months after the filing of a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Charlie Sheen’s divorce from Brooke Mueller has been finalized. Typically, you must wait approximately 6 months from the date the responding is served to become officially divorce.
In this case, the parties were able to work out their differences and settle their divorce quickly. Some interesting portions from the parties’ Judgment specify the following:
1. Mueller will receive $55,000 per month to support the twin minor kids.
2. Mueller will receive a lump sum of $757,698.70 as well as a $1.0 million buyout of the couple’s former residence, which Sheen will keep.
3. The Judgment also specifies that “under no circumstances shall the child support paid by Charlie for Bob and Max [his sons] be less than the child support paid by Charlie to [other ex-wife] Denise Richards for [his daughters] Sam and Lola.”
What a hefty amount of child support for a father to pay! Sheen’s custodial timeshare with the twin boys must be very minimal.
From an Orange County divorce lawyer’s perspective, let’s recap the factors that the court considers in awarding child support. The courts consider the following factors: gross income of the parties, federal tax filing status, custodial timeshare, mortgage interest deductions, property tax deductions, childcare add-ons and many other factors, just to name a few.
If you need assistance in an Orange County or Los Angeles County divorce or child support matter, please contact an Orange County divorce lawyer for more information.