Actor Jon Cryer embroiled in a child support dispute


For most parents with children who are no longer together, issues surrounding parenting time, child custody and support are likely topics that routinely come up. In the best interest of their child, many parents may try to work with each other to resolve their disagreements. Nevertheless, they may feel as if they are the only ones who have to deal with such issues. However, the reality is that child custody and support issues are not limited to any one group of parents, and can impact anyone regardless of age or economic status.

In fact, Florida residents who are fans of the hit comedy series Two and a Half Men and actor Jon Cryer may find it interesting to learn that recently Cryer's ex-wife filed paperwork to have her current $8,000 a month child support payments increased to nearly $88,000 per month - a ten-fold increase. Cryer and his ex-wife were married from 1999 to 2004 and have one child in common, who is now 13-years-old. His ex-wife, who is presently an unemployed actress, indicates in her paperwork that Cryer makes about two million a month, and the increase in child support is necessary for their 13-year-old son to compete and stay at the same level as that of his peers in school.

When it comes to child support in Florida, the amount of child support a parent is obligated to pay depends on the number of overnights the child spends with each parent. In the case of Cryer and his ex-wife, according to reports, it was only in June of this year that Cryer agreed to give his ex-wife 50 percent custody prior to which she only has four percent custody.

The increase in the custody arrangement led Cryer's ex-wife to file paperwork to increase the existing child support payments. She notes that their 13-year-old goes to a prestigious school and other children take expensive vacations and have lavish parties. However, she is not able to keep up with these expenses. A court date to address the child support issues has been set for sometime early next year. In the interim, both sides plan on discussing a settlement.

Source: NY Daily News, "Jon Cryer's ex-wife Sarah Trigger demands $88,000 a month in child support, claims son 'needs to be able to compete with his peers'," Nancy Dillion, Oct. 25, 2013

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