a mother is asking more child support even tough her new husband is worth mor ethan $100 million
Ms. Stirling, formerly Mrs. Dobson, is asking more child support from her ex-husband even though her new husband is worth $100 million. Mr. Dobson is a wealthy businessman but by no means as rich as Mr. Stirling, who is actually one of Mr. Dobson’s top employees.
Mr. Dobson’s children with Mr. and Mrs. Stirling and their half siblings now live in an 85 acre British historic estate with a house containing 15 bedrooms. Ms. Stirling expects that Mr. Dobson will finance the lifestyle of the Dobson children in keeping with the standard of living of their Stirling half siblings. Mr. Dobson is unwilling to do so, even saying that his children lived an unnecessary luxurious life with Mr. and Ms. Stirling. Mr. Dobson is willing to pay the top rate of child support set by the Child Support Agency which is $236 per child every week from his weekly salary of $17,000 and private school fees totalling about $120,000 a year.
The Federal Circuit Court in Melbourne ruled that Mr. Dobson should pay $21,000 per child, per year as child support plus a lump sum equivalent to private school fees that he would have to pay if the children were in Melbourne which is about $110,000 a year. The judge further ruled that Mr. Dobson is not responsible for the $57,000 a year per child cost of English boarding schools and for the $9000 spent by Ms. Stirling for bed sheets in a Zurich store.
Source:Overington, C. (2011, March 31).
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