Marc Anthony's Child Support Payment Increased

On behalf of The Law Offices of Cindy D. Sackrin posted in Child Support on Friday, June 27, 2014.

Child support modifications may be possible based on a variety of considerations. Singer Marc Anthony was recently ordered to pay his ex-wife $26,000 in child support each month. Anthony will be required to pay his ex-wife and former Miss Universe, Dayanara Torres, $26,000 in child support each month which is an increase from the $13,400 he was previously paying. Torres had asked the court to increase the amount of child support she was receiving to $123,426 but that request was denied. Torres also noted for the court that she needs between $4,000 and $7,000 a month for a nanny and a housekeeper.

In seeking the child support modification, Torres argued that the couple was divorced over ten years ago and that her needs had change. The couple was married in 2000 and divorced in 2004 and has two sons, aged nine and thirteen. As part of the original divorce agreement, Torres received a home in Florida, two vehicles, a vacation budget and golf club membership.

As life changes, the need for changes to a child support agreement may also arise. Child support may be changed, in some instances, based on a significant change in circumstances for one or both parents or for the child. A significant change in income, such as the loss of a job, or a change such as a custodial parent's remarriage may all potentially impact a request for a child support modification. The court will review the request for a child support modification based on a variety of different factors.

Parents may sometimes find themselves struggling to make monthly payments of child support or, at other times, struggling with cost of living or other concerns. It is important to remember in either of those circumstances that the court can consider, and may be able to help with, the concerns a parent is facing.

Source: E Online, "Marc Anthony Ordered to Pay Ex Dayanara Torres $26,000 a Month in Child Support for Their Two Kids," Lily Harrison, June 12, 2014

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