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Celebrity child support payments

19381481_S.jpgMissouri parents who are going through the divorce process and negotiating child support might be surprised to find out just how high celebrity support payments can get. Since child support includes an attempt to maintain a lifestyle, the payment amounts can be very high for children of celebrities, who often have been living very lavish lives.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, middle-income couples who are married with two children can expect to spend about $233,610 to raise one of the children from infancy to adulthood. When a divorce happens, a lot of the activities and experiences that would have resulted in that figure must still be met, which means that even for middle-class parents, child support payments can get expensive. However, they will not get as expensive as the highest celebrity child support settlements.

For example, musician Paul McCartney pays his ex-wife Heather Mills $5,833 monthly in child support, which she has said is not enough. This is in addition to the $48.6 million alimony payment he had to give to Mills. Higher up on the list, Madonna's child support payment to ex-husband Guy Ritchie is an estimated $15,000 a month. At the top end, hotel owner Kirk Kerkorian had $100,000 monthly payments to support his daughter. Later on, it was revealed that the girl's mother had tampered with DNA tests, falsely making it look like the casino mogul was the father. The mother also tried to have the support payments raised by $491,000 each month to cover her daughter's horseback riding activities.

A parent who is negotiating child support might benefit from the help and guidance of a family law lawyer who can help design a plan for seeking fair payments. An attorney could also represent the client's interests in negotiations.

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