Several weeks ago, I blogged about Oksana Grigorieva’s request for an increase in child support from Mel Gibson. I advised that the present order for child support sets forth a monthly California child support payment of $5,000 from Mel Gibson to Oksana. Now, it turns out that Oksana will be receiving a healthy $20,000 per month in child support. Reportedly, Oksana requested $60,000 per month in child support.
Let’s recap on what factors are used by courts in Orange County and Los Angeles County when seeking child support. The main factors are timeshare and income. Generally, the more time you spend with the child, the less child support you pay. Other factors also come into play such as mortgage interest deductions, hardships if the payor has children from other relationships, filing status, etc.
For more information on your child support rights in Orange County California, contact an Orange County child support attorney for more information.