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2013-02-16 05:10:41 PM
This might explain his choice of roles in the past decade. This dude is taking on jobs that even Nicolas Cage and Eugene Levy would pass on.
 
2013-02-16 05:36:33 PM
Don't care, he was the shiz in School Ties, and that's a fact.
 
2013-02-16 05:58:54 PM
$900K in child support?
 Damn, the price of Froot Loops, skateboards, and tuition must have skyrocketed since the last time I looked.
 
2013-02-16 06:36:10 PM
Dude gives a mean blowjob, so he'll find work.

/ Keep your chin up BF
 
2013-02-16 06:38:42 PM

TommyymmoT: $900K in child support?
 Damn, the price of Froot Loops, skateboards, and tuition must have skyrocketed since the last time I looked.


I always wondered why the amount was based on previous lifestyle. If it was me I would want my kids to have enough, but it seems odd that it should be mandated that they get the best.
 
2013-02-16 07:05:54 PM
I prefer to remember him as such:

www.moviestarspicture.com
 
2013-02-16 07:10:53 PM

TommyymmoT: $900K in child support?
 Damn, the price of Froot Loops, skateboards, and tuition must have skyrocketed since the last time I looked.


I think the courts always calculate a hefty percentage of your income, like 10% of your monthly income or 110% of what they used to get, whichever is what they deem you can afford. 

Also, there's an easy way to reduce that payment: get full or partial custody. Surely this is something he agreed to.
 
2013-02-16 07:19:52 PM
900,000 per year. Seems reasonable.
 
2013-02-16 07:35:10 PM
Maybe he could go live in an underground bunker somewhere.
 
2013-02-16 07:36:04 PM
Those residuals from The Mummy and The Mummy Returns aren't cutting it anymore?
 
2013-02-16 07:37:29 PM
He's no Jack Black, and that's a good thing
 
2013-02-16 07:38:44 PM

Evenbiggerknickers: I prefer to remember him as such:

[www.moviestarspicture.com image 500x678]


This.  So hot. DROOL.
 
2013-02-16 07:40:11 PM
900,000.... something is wrong with our Divorce Courts in this country.
 
2013-02-16 07:45:46 PM

whistleridge: TommyymmoT: $900K in child support?
 Damn, the price of Froot Loops, skateboards, and tuition must have skyrocketed since the last time I looked.

I think the courts always calculate a hefty percentage of your income, like 10% of your monthly income or 110% of what they used to get, whichever is what they deem you can afford. 

Also, there's an easy way to reduce that payment: get full or partial custody. Surely this is something he agreed to.


Hahahahaha oh man.  I pay like 35% a week and my ex-wife makes twice what i do.  10% is cute though.
 
2013-02-16 07:46:04 PM
Child support should be based on what the kids need, rather than how much the parent may be able to afford.
 
2013-02-16 07:48:42 PM

EvilEgg: I always wondered why the amount was based on previous lifestyle


Because we were farking retarded when we wrote these laws?

I mean, come on. Look at this dead beat. Can't afford to give his kid one million US$ every year??

You'd think he could cut back on his daily bottle of $2k buck chuck until his kid can afford some new shoes and a school supplies?
 
2013-02-16 07:49:33 PM
Hair plugs must be expensive.


You can buy a child's love.  It's unfair and not in the interest of a child to have one parent be much more well off than the other.  It's such an obvious concept, can't believe people don't get it.

If you hire a shiatty lawyer and don't ask for support modifications, then it's no one's fault but your own.
 
2013-02-16 07:57:19 PM
900 grand a year? Impressive. I dont think Brendan Frasier could make 900 grand a year if he took every role he was offered and started selling coke to the Lohan family.

Bummer -- i thought he was alright as a comedy/action lead. Hes a bit wooden but he takes roles where its not a problem or its not as noticeable.  I wondered why he wasn't getting work.
 
2013-02-16 08:00:03 PM
Lol. Damn fool getting married.
/my opinion of course
//your mileage may vary
 
2013-02-16 08:00:35 PM
This is retribution for starring in the horrifyingly terrible adaptation of Inkheart.
 
2013-02-16 08:04:21 PM
How could the master thesbian who brought us Encino Man have fallen on such hard times?
 
2013-02-16 08:04:53 PM
cdn.fd.uproxx.com
He doesn't seemed to bothered by all of this.
 
2013-02-16 08:12:59 PM
900k a year probably sounded reasonable to him when he was making millions per picture.  Good for him for being generous to his family in good times.  Now that he's not the hot commodity he once was, the payments should be reduced.
 
2013-02-16 08:20:35 PM
900k a year is farking ridiculous.  Do these kids get platinum plated braces or something?
 
2013-02-16 08:23:21 PM
Does it mean he's "broke" because he's unable to afford to pay $900k a year? If that's the case I'm beyond broke.
 
2013-02-16 08:24:50 PM
The hell?  Does the kid only eat diamonds or something?
 
2013-02-16 08:27:20 PM
This is the reason Dave Foley can't come back to Canada -- His alimony is set from when he was doing news radio and his career was bright and rosy.
 
2013-02-16 08:34:27 PM

Warlordtrooper: 900,000.... something is wrong with our Divorce Courts in this country.


Which is why men often stay in miserable marriages as long as they can.
 
2013-02-16 08:38:00 PM

Evenbiggerknickers: I prefer to remember him as such:


So much this.
 
2013-02-16 08:38:58 PM

KiwDaWabbit: Warlordtrooper: 900,000.... something is wrong with our Divorce Courts in this country.

Which is why men often stay in miserable marriages as long as they can.


Or single.
 
2013-02-16 08:39:44 PM
I liked the The Quiet American.
 
2013-02-16 08:40:22 PM

bhcompy: 900k a year is farking ridiculous.  Do these kids get platinum plated braces or something?


I believe that is tax free.
 
2013-02-16 08:41:12 PM

missmez: 900k a year probably sounded reasonable to him when he was making millions per picture.  Good for him for being generous to his family in good times.  Now that he's not the hot commodity he once was, the payments should be reduced.


I was going to say that 900k a year was never reasonable. I assumed outside the Mummy films he really didn't make any of that big money we think of when we think of a hollywood star.

Then I found out he got 10 million for Bedazzled. If he got that much for that turd then he at least 5 for Monkeybone.

Dude was probably eating panda steaks and having virgins flown in to some rape cave palace in Alberta.
 
2013-02-16 08:42:16 PM
I usually don't say this, but thank God I'm poor.
 
2013-02-16 08:47:29 PM

mikefinch: This is the reason Dave Foley can't come back to Canada -- His alimony is set from when he was doing news radio and his career was bright and rosy.

www.vegasnews.com




He is handling it as well as he can given the circumstances.
 
2013-02-16 08:49:37 PM

FreetardoRivera: missmez: 900k a year probably sounded reasonable to him when he was making millions per picture.  Good for him for being generous to his family in good times.  Now that he's not the hot commodity he once was, the payments should be reduced.

I was going to say that 900k a year was never reasonable. I assumed outside the Mummy films he really didn't make any of that big money we think of when we think of a hollywood star.

Then I found out he got 10 million for Bedazzled. If he got that much for that turd then he at least 5 for Monkeybone.

Dude was probably eating panda steaks and having virgins flown in to some rape cave palace in Alberta.


Sir, you did not just badmouth the cinematic treats that are Bedazzled and Monkeybone. One of these has Liz Hurley in low-cut red tops, bikinis and other things. The other has Rose McGowan in a cat costume. These movies have contributed to our culture in immensely meaningful ways.
 
2013-02-16 08:50:37 PM
My stepson's dad pays 60 bucks a month. (When he feels like it.)
 
2013-02-16 08:53:49 PM
lacydog: FreetardoRivera: missmez: 900k a year probably sounded reasonable to him when he was making millions per picture.  Good for him for being generous to his family in good times.  Now that he's not the hot commodity he once was, the payments should be reduced.

I was going to say that 900k a year was never reasonable. I assumed outside the Mummy films he really didn't make any of that big money we think of when we think of a hollywood star.

Then I found out he got 10 million for Bedazzled. If he got that much for that turd then he at least 5 for Monkeybone.

Dude was probably eating panda steaks and having virgins flown in to some rape cave palace in Alberta.

Sir, you did not just badmouth the cinematic treats that are Bedazzled and Monkeybone. One of these has Liz Hurley in low-cut red tops, bikinis and other things. The other has Rose McGowan in a cat costume. These movies have contributed to our culture in immensely meaningful ways.


Indeed
 
2013-02-16 08:54:05 PM
Bareback gay porn, there he has a job option.
 
2013-02-16 08:55:51 PM
Dumbass. Three, count em- THREE kids. One wasn't enough asshole? Fark are people willfully stupid.
 
2013-02-16 08:56:39 PM

HempHead: [Dave Foley

] is handling it as well as he can given the circumstances

Wow, he can pay four women to pose with him!

What a stud!!!
 
2013-02-16 08:57:00 PM

KiwDaWabbit: Warlordtrooper: 900,000.... something is wrong with our Divorce Courts in this country.

Which is why men often stay in miserable marriages as long as they can date trannies with no lady-parts.


/or is that just me?

.
 
2013-02-16 08:57:23 PM
http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2011/12/21/brendan_fraser_and _ paul_haggis_awarded

he just got 12 million dollars for Crash a year ago

Dude so has a hidden rape palace.
 
2013-02-16 08:58:37 PM

lacydog: Rose McGowan in a cat costume


How the hell did that get past me?
 
2013-02-16 09:01:48 PM

Colour_out_of_Space: Child support should be based on what the kids need, rather than how much the parent may be able to afford.


It's also based on maintaining the lifestyle that the child is used to, provided the non-custodial parent *can* pay for it. That being said, I had a friend years ago who was living in his truck homeless due to child support payments. He had gone to court multiple times to get it reduced, and the judge literally told him that a place to live was not 'a necessity'. Mutual friends allowed him to use their apartment for the weekends he had the boys (or he'd get a cheap hotel, he NEVER had them sleep in the truck). His ex-wife cheated on him with his best friend, and made substantially more money than he did. She was doing this to him because she could, and actually felt JUSTIFIED in doing so.

I have a background in clinical psych. and his sheer farking hatred of his ex was poisoning his kids. He wasn't consciously badmouthing her, but he was doing it all the time. It was making the boys anxious. I'll tell you what a good father this man was, he listened to what I had to say, heard it, and modified his behavior. I never heard him say another bad thing about their mother in their presence again.

But my other prediction was right. Kids grew up, and figured out the real score without dad having to say a thing. They do not speak to their stepfather, and their relationship with their mother is strained because she spent those years still treating them like a tool to fark with her ex.

They adore their father, he's their hero. And he busted his ass to be a great dad in all the ways that truly matter. And it isn't money.

Anyway, I was like 19 when I knew Mark (guy with the kids) and it opened my eyes to the absolute batshiattery of the family courts. I give the same advice to everyone with kids in a breakup...do everything you possibly can for your kids, and don't discuss relationship details with them while they are kids. They don't need to know who did what to whom. They don't need to be pushed into taking any sides. The goal is supposed to be to raise healthy, sane, people who can take care of themselves and be reasonably happy. Remember?

/has no kids. Will never have any.
 
2013-02-16 09:02:12 PM

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: How could the master thesbian who brought us Encino Man have fallen on such hard times?


Is that a new term for a lesbian thespian?
 
2013-02-16 09:03:42 PM
Twilight of the Golds was an awesome film.

/just the way I want to remember him - hot and gay
 
2013-02-16 09:06:32 PM

Mugato: Rose McGowan in a cat costume


WHAR Rose McGowan in a cat costume?

WHAR??!!!
 
2013-02-16 09:15:16 PM

whistleridge: TommyymmoT: $900K in child support?
 Damn, the price of Froot Loops, skateboards, and tuition must have skyrocketed since the last time I looked.

I think the courts always calculate a hefty percentage of your income, like 10% of your monthly income or 110% of what they used to get, whichever is what they deem you can afford. 

Also, there's an easy way to reduce that payment: get full or partial custody. Surely this is something he agreed to.


Not sure how it is in other states, but in Texas it takes pretty much an act of God for a father to get full custody. And if a father doesn't have full custody, his ass is paying.
 
2013-02-16 09:17:17 PM
24.media.tumblr.com

Why am i the Weeners this?
 
2013-02-16 09:18:11 PM
That's a strange filter
 
2013-02-16 09:19:33 PM

jaytkay: I liked the The Quiet American.


Me too, but he was not one the five best things about it. He was alright.
 
2013-02-16 09:19:41 PM

Cheater71: Why am i the Weeners this?


As of now you're not the only one to Weener this.
 
2013-02-16 09:20:09 PM

macadamnut: jaytkay: I liked the The Quiet American.

Me too, but he was not one the five best things about it. He was alright.


one of
 
2013-02-16 09:20:35 PM
In Stamford? I've been meaning to go to Maury but this takes precedence
 
2013-02-16 09:20:37 PM
Is this the thread where uneducated people get to bash non-business majors, or is this the thread where fantasy football office drones get to tell us what "marketable skills" are?
 
2013-02-16 09:23:25 PM
I have three kids and get >$650/month in child support. What the Fark.
 
2013-02-16 09:25:14 PM
Here in Michigan same thing, the mom has to be pretty messed up for the dad to get full custody. Plus here the state can take up to 50% of your take home pay after taxes in support even if it is one kid. When I asked what I could do to survive the friend of the court mediator just looked at me and said "The state can take 50% of your take home pay".

/sucks to live in a state that essentially gives the mom a blank check
//One day my daughter will realize how nutso her mom is and that daddy lives like crap because mommy only wanted to work 2 days a week
/// at least I am not Brendan Fraser
 
2013-02-16 09:27:17 PM

thamike: Is this the thread where uneducated people get to bash non-business majors, or is this the thread where fantasy football office drones get to tell us what "marketable skills" are?


No, this is the thread where we make fun of people who didn't read the thread.
 
2013-02-16 09:28:31 PM

missmez: 900k a year probably sounded reasonable to him when he was making millions per picture.  Good for him

for being generous to his family in good times.  Now that he's not the hot commodity he once was, the payments should be reduced.

That's not generosity, that's what he owes to his kids.

bhcompy: 900k a year is farking ridiculous.  Do these kids get platinum plated braces or something?


Nothing ridiculous about it. Because they are his children they deserve to live in the same lifestyle that they would have lived if he had raised them himself.
 
2013-02-16 09:30:49 PM

eljibarito: Here in Michigan same thing, the mom has to be pretty messed up for the dad to get full custody. Plus here the state can take up to 50% of your take home pay after taxes in support even if it is one kid. When I asked what I could do to survive the friend of the court mediator just looked at me and said "The state can take 50% of your take home pay".

/sucks to live in a state that essentially gives the mom a blank check
//One day my daughter will realize how nutso her mom is and that daddy lives like crap because mommy only wanted to work 2 days a week
/// at least I am not Brendan Fraser


Eminem? How's hailey
 
2013-02-16 09:34:49 PM
There should be strict licensing requirements for having children.
 
2013-02-16 09:39:46 PM

mikefinch: This is the reason Dave Foley can't come back to Canada -- His alimony is set from when he was doing news radio and his career was bright and rosy.


That would explain Monster Brawl. Still can't believe I sat through that whole thing.

/at least it was Netflix
 
2013-02-16 09:41:57 PM
I remember years ago there was this judge, I forget what state she was in, that was very criticized by many woman's groups because of her child support rulings. She never ordered a non-custodial parent to pay more than $2500 a month no matter how much they made. She was being interviewed for a story about pro athletes and child support and she said that she was not there to award the women a jackpot for hitting the pro athlete lottery, she was there to make sure that the child had enough money provided to be properly taken care of. They also interviewed some of the women that had kids with pro athletes that went in front of her and these women were just horrible. They were all getting $1500 a month for one child, this was in the early 90's, and they all acted like they were being robbed, and some of them even dared to say how are they supposed to take care of a child with only $1500 a month.
 
2013-02-16 09:44:00 PM
Lady Indica: Snip

And that is why I advocate the Winchester Divorce.  Shoot the evil biatch before she destroys everything.  Somebody, somewhere will provide you an alibi if they know how evil she is.
 
2013-02-16 09:44:44 PM

Philbb: Nothing ridiculous about it. Because they are his children they deserve to live in the same lifestyle that they would have lived if he had raised them himself.


Deserves got nothing to do with it.  Child support is for the child's expenses, not spending money.  That is, it's for things like food, clothes, healthcare, etc. (e.g. Platinum braces).
 
2013-02-16 09:45:12 PM

Philbb: Nothing ridiculous about it. Because they are his children they deserve to live in the same lifestyle that they would have lived if he had raised them himself.


Whereas children from poor families deserve to eat grass? There is something very ridiculous about giving your kids $900,000 even once, let alone each year.
 
2013-02-16 09:45:49 PM
Makes sense.  This man chose to stick his penis in that filthy cum bucket and should be penalized extensively for such irresponsible and reprehensible activity for the rest of his life.
 
2013-02-16 09:46:19 PM

Cheater71: [24.media.tumblr.com image 800x535]
24.media.tumblr.com

Why am i the Weeners this?


Just remember: Marilyn Manson weenered this.
 
2013-02-16 09:48:52 PM

ZeroCorpse: Just remember: Marilyn Manson weenered this.


Some doofus who would look like my accountant except for the contact lenses nailed her, so what?
 
2013-02-16 09:50:12 PM

Philbb: missmez: 900k a year probably sounded reasonable to him when he was making millions per picture.  Good for him for being generous to his family in good times.  Now that he's not the hot commodity he once was, the payments should be reduced.

That's not generosity, that's what he owes to his kids.

bhcompy: 900k a year is farking ridiculous.  Do these kids get platinum plated braces or something?

Nothing ridiculous about it. Because they are his children they deserve to live in the same lifestyle that they would have lived if he had raised them himself.


But that implies his ex is actually spending all 900k on the kids, which I doubt is happening.
 
2013-02-16 09:56:02 PM

Warlordtrooper: 900,000.... something is wrong with our Divorce Courts in this country.


The fault is the 50% of marriages getting divorced. How bad could his wife have been that Brandon couldn't just ignore him and raise his three sons? The kids need a daddy around, they all do. That's always more important than whatever nonsense the wife does. When I was a kid, none of the parents in the neighborhood got divorced, what changed? Chemtrails? Fluoride? Liberalism?
 
2013-02-16 09:59:43 PM

Triumph: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: How could the master thesbian who brought us Encino Man have fallen on such hard times?

Is that a new term for a lesbian thespian?


Yes.
 
2013-02-16 10:02:24 PM

Mugato: ZeroCorpse: Just remember: Marilyn Manson weenered this.

Some doofus who would look like my accountant except for the contact lenses nailed her, so what?


Means you've got a shot if you put on some makeup and fake boobs.
 
2013-02-16 10:10:38 PM

dark side of the moon: I have three kids and get >$650/month in child support. What the Fark.


Well, next time have kids with and break up with Brendan Fraser. No, wait. I heard he's broke. There's gotta be some up-and-coming young actor with moneybags. Is that Vinnie Chase fella from Entourage washed up yet?
 
2013-02-16 10:13:31 PM

Smeggy Smurf: And that is why I advocate the Winchester Divorce.


Sam or Dean?
 
2013-02-16 10:16:00 PM

Kevin72: Warlordtrooper: 900,000.... something is wrong with our Divorce Courts in this country.

The fault is the 50% of marriages getting divorced. How bad could his wife have been that Brandon couldn't just ignore him and raise his three sons? The kids need a daddy around, they all do. That's always more important than whatever nonsense the wife does. When I was a kid, none of the parents in the neighborhood got divorced, what changed? Chemtrails? Fluoride? Liberalism?


My guess is that the biggest factor is that it doesn't carry the same social stigma it used to. Not only that, but women generally were more dependent upon men to be providers back in the day. The proliferation of divorce lawyers along with the American fascination with money hasn't helped, either.
 
2013-02-16 10:17:10 PM
$0 (zero dollars)

gee, thanks for the clarification.
 
2013-02-16 10:23:49 PM

bhcompy: Philbb: Nothing ridiculous about it. Because they are his children they deserve to live in the same lifestyle that they would have lived if he had raised them himself.

Deserves got nothing to do with it.  Child support is for the child's expenses, not spending money.  That is, it's for things like food, clothes, healthcare, etc. (e.g. Platinum braces).


Although I did specify "lifestyle" - which I takes into account the standard of living - it's for all of those things including spending money. It's supposed to a reasonable approximation of what the child(ren) would have received if had the parents stayed together. It also includes things like daycare that the custodial parent has to use because the other parent isn't around to look after the kid(s) while the custodial parent was out i.e. working, gong to school, going to appointments, etc etc....
 
2013-02-16 10:29:50 PM
I heard asked for a prs guitar and a helmet filled with cottage cheese
 
2013-02-16 10:30:53 PM

Mooches: Evenbiggerknickers: I prefer to remember him as such:

So much this.


Thirded.  And he was great in "Gods and Monsters."

I would also like to say that my ex is a stand-up guy.  Our son is 19 and newly employed, out on his own; my ex works full time and I recently joined the ranks of the unemployed.  My ex is still paying the same amount of child support he did when our son lived at home and went to school ($1000 monthly).  This has helped immensely considering our daughter still lives with me.  Unemployment benefits and child support only go so far, but I am very, very grateful for his generosity.

/csb
//or not
 
2013-02-16 10:32:53 PM
I'm just saying "Furry Vengeance" caused this. Just so we're clear. We can trace it all to that very moment.
 
2013-02-16 10:38:20 PM

lousyskater: Philbb: missmez: 900k a year probably sounded reasonable to him when he was making millions per picture.  Good for him for being generous to his family in good times.  Now that he's not the hot commodity he once was, the payments should be reduced.

That's not generosity, that's what he owes to his kids.

bhcompy: 900k a year is farking ridiculous.  Do these kids get platinum plated braces or something?

Nothing ridiculous about it. Because they are his children they deserve to live in the same lifestyle that they would have lived if he had raised them himself.

But that implies his ex is actually spending all 900k on the kids, which I doubt is happening.


No, it isn't just about what's being spent on the the kids. It's about what the non-custodial parent would have brought into the household. That includes, rent, utilities, more expensive food, more expensive toys, more extracurricular activities, higher quality clothes, higher quality schooling, and on and on.

It is also supposed to help offset what the children would have received from the absentee parent in regards to helping the custodial parent care for the kids. For instance, with two parents both can share the responsibility of taking care of the children and doing things for the children, such as taking them to classes, doctor appointments, recitals, games, dates, putting them to bed, making sure they do their homework, and so on. Or taking care of the kids while the other parent is out. With a single parent that person has to all of that.
 
2013-02-16 10:38:58 PM

TommyymmoT: $900K in child support?
 Damn, the price of Froot Loops, skateboards, and tuition must have skyrocketed since the last time I looked.


Gees. That makes senator what's-his-face look like father of the year.
 
2013-02-16 10:45:52 PM

jaytkay: Mugato: Rose McGowan in a cat costume

WHAR Rose McGowan in a cat costume?

WHAR??!!!


The the movie Doom Generation she has a DP (yes that kind) scene.  You shouldn't even bother renting it, you should just buy it site unseen (the best way to buy it).  It's that good; unless you know where I live and are prone to burning down people's homes in fits of rage, in which case forget I mentioned it.
 
2013-02-16 10:53:02 PM

MrEricSir: Philbb: Nothing ridiculous about it. Because they are his children they deserve to live in the same lifestyle that they would have lived if he had raised them himself.

Whereas children from poor families deserve to eat grass? There is something very ridiculous about giving your kids $900,000 even once, let alone each year.


All children deserve to get what their parents could have provided for them if the parents had reared them together. If, between the efforts of both the mother and the father, all that would be available for the kids to eat was grass then yes. Of course, in the US there is plenty of food available, between food stamps, food banks, "soup kitchens", food boxes, charity drives, and the like, for the most part

Child support isn't about giving the kids any amount of money. It's about giving a fair share of your money to the well being of your child(ren). Some of that money might go directly to the children in allowances, gifts, or saved for their future. Some of it will go to housing, feeding, clothing, educating, and rearing them.

It would be much better if there was a way to give the kids a fair share of the parent as a whole, but we can't really quantify that. We can quantify money though, so the system works with that.
 
2013-02-16 10:55:48 PM
He really should have done George of the Jungle 2.
 
2013-02-16 11:04:06 PM

Champion of the Sun: Hair plugs must be expensive.







Bummer...

i0.wp.com
 
2013-02-16 11:06:11 PM
Brendan still works.  He's just not a publicity hungry alpha male/huge brand.

Subby sounds like a woman scorned.  Because divorce is always the man's fault (so we're supposed to believe), especially if he lacks the skills necessary to please a golddigging control freak babymama.  My heart goes out to any children who have to be pawns in the chess games that so many failed marriages turn into.
 
2013-02-16 11:07:55 PM
Knew a girl who said she worked for his holding co. that owned mini-malls in the San Fernando Valley...wonder what happend to THAT $$$? Whatever Brendan Fraser's going thru now, he was feeling no pain @ WonderCon "Journey To The Center Of The Earth" press conference & screening-I was there, biatches  http://www.greatwhitesnark.com/2008/02/24/wondercon-2008-the-three-be s t-things-brendan-fraser-said-while-on-cold-medication/
 
2013-02-16 11:12:08 PM

Philbb: MrEricSir: Philbb: Nothing ridiculous about it. Because they are his children they deserve to live in the same lifestyle that they would have lived if he had raised them himself.

Whereas children from poor families deserve to eat grass? There is something very ridiculous about giving your kids $900,000 even once, let alone each year.

All children deserve to get what their parents could have provided for them if the parents had reared them together. If, between the efforts of both the mother and the father, all that would be available for the kids to eat was grass then yes. Of course, in the US there is plenty of food available, between food stamps, food banks, "soup kitchens", food boxes, charity drives, and the like, for the most part

Child support isn't about giving the kids any amount of money. It's about giving a fair share of your money to the well being of your child(ren). Some of that money might go directly to the children in allowances, gifts, or saved for their future. Some of it will go to housing, feeding, clothing, educating, and rearing them.

It would be much better if there was a way to give the kids a fair share of the parent as a whole, but we can't really quantify that. We can quantify money though, so the system works with that.


The only problem with your argument is that even if Fraser was there to stay with the kids, the lack of work would still downgrade their lifestyle.
 
2013-02-16 11:12:36 PM
The lesson here is stay single.
 
2013-02-16 11:14:05 PM

FlyingJ: Journey To The Center Of The Earth


And maybe he should have returned for that sequel
 
2013-02-16 11:16:34 PM
Here's something very odd I noticed.

Fraser has worked exclusively in film.  He's never done TV, outside of cameos and a few random guest shots.  I wonder why that is.  He seems to be perfectly suited, skill-wise, to be the lead of a dad in a family sitcom.
 
2013-02-16 11:21:36 PM
It's a placebo!dismantledpossessions.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-16 11:24:41 PM
I never found this guy particularly attractive.  I guess he had a hot bod in George of the Jungle and he ended up in a few movies with living dead enemies.  His career literally hit a brick wall after The Mummy.  It  bounced around afterwards quite a bit, terrible, decent, terrible, terrible, oh God that was awful, bearable.
 
2013-02-16 11:42:12 PM

eljibarito: at least I am not Brendan Fraser


I've been out of the child-support woods for just over three years now, but were I still in there, that'd be my motto.
 
2013-02-16 11:49:10 PM
I have no experience with child support, so forgive me if this is a stupid question--

Wouldn't it reasonable to require the ex-wife to provide receipts of what she is spending the money on?  I'd like to see her explain how the kid needed $1200 earrings or eats $500 worth of food in a week.
 
2013-02-16 11:50:46 PM
Brendan Fraser used to live with one of my relatives during his early, lean years. He should call her; his old bedroom is still available if he wants it.
 
2013-02-16 11:51:41 PM
I'm really more concerned with what will happen next season in Equestria now that Twilight Sparkle has been made an Alicorn Princess.
 
2013-02-16 11:58:12 PM

Wise_Guy: I have no experience with child support, so forgive me if this is a stupid question--

Wouldn't it reasonable to require the ex-wife to provide receipts of what she is spending the money on?  I'd like to see her explain how the kid needed $1200 earrings or eats $500 worth of food in a week.


Yes, it really would help.  She'd probably still find a way to manipulate the judge to see things her way.

Miss Stein: Brendan Fraser used to live with one of my relatives during his early, lean years. He should call her; his old bedroom is still available if he wants it.


Did he turn you down for a hookup back then?  Sounds like you've got plenty of spite there.
 
2013-02-17 12:01:46 AM

Colour_out_of_Space: Child support should be based on what the kids need, rather than how much the parent may be able to afford.


His ex NEEDS to give them diamond-studded skateboards and golden binkies.
 
2013-02-17 12:01:50 AM

TommyymmoT: $900K in child support?
 Damn, the price of Froot Loops, skateboards, and tuition must have skyrocketed since the last time I looked.


Make no mistake folks, the $900k isn't for the kids, it's for the ex-wife.

/Serious issues with our divorce court system
 
2013-02-17 12:11:31 AM

recoil47: TommyymmoT: $900K in child support?
 Damn, the price of Froot Loops, skateboards, and tuition must have skyrocketed since the last time I looked.

Make no mistake folks, the $900k isn't for the kids, it's for the ex-wife.

/Serious issues with our divorce court system


I don't think anyone in the thread is making that mistake.
 
2013-02-17 12:15:52 AM
Wise_Guy
I have no experience with child support, so forgive me if this is a stupid question--

Wouldn't it reasonable to require the ex-wife to provide receipts of what she is spending the money on? I'd like to see her explain how the kid needed $1200 earrings or eats $500 worth of food in a week.


Child support goes into any expenses of the child. Rent, electricity, groceries, internet, movie nights, toys, savings, tuition at a good school, etc., etc.. Any expense in which a child is even tangentially involved in is pretty much up for grabs with child support. Gas, credit card payments....on and on. If you would like her to provide receipts for every purchase, I'm sure she keeps them for tax reasons, but it won't help with a child support claim unless she's spending every dime on herself in a way that doesn't benefit the child.

Keep in mind though that pretty lingerie makes mommy feel good about herself and a happy mommy is a good mommy, so that is a legitimate expense in some jurisdictions. Rightly or wrongly, that's just how it is.

He can always petition the courts to review the amount of support based on his last year's income. If he made a bundle and blew it all, sucks to be him, but he should've put it away. Or, like another poster said, he can petition for a better custody arrangement which usually means a reduction in child support.
 
2013-02-17 12:32:44 AM

gadian: Child support goes into any expenses of the child. Rent, electricity, groceries, internet, movie nights, toys, savings, tuition at a good school, etc., etc.. Any expense in which a child is even tangentially involved in is pretty much up for grabs with child support. Gas, credit card payments....on and on.


I would argue that a failure of the system/judges is not to cap what the possible expenses of the child are, and put the excess into a trust or college fund.

I mean, if the mom is really burning $900k a year and not putting anything aside for the kids in the future, the kids are really getting screwed (especially given how ephemeral high paying acting careers are).
 
2013-02-17 12:38:07 AM

jaytkay: HempHead: [Dave Foley] is handling it as well as he can given the circumstances

Wow, he can pay four women to pose with him!

What a stud!!!


I'm SO glad you posted that. There's NOTHING I'd rather do that bask in your FASCINATING wisdom some more.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-17 12:39:45 AM

teto85: I'm really more concerned with what will happen next season in Equestria now that Twilight Sparkle has been made an Alicorn Princess.


The fark is this bullshiat?
 
2013-02-17 01:11:11 AM

recoil47: TommyymmoT: $900K in child support?
 Damn, the price of Froot Loops, skateboards, and tuition must have skyrocketed since the last time I looked.

Make no mistake folks, the $900k isn't for the kids, it's for the ex-wife.

/Serious issues with our divorce court system


This.  My dad's way of paying child support was by taking care of our medical bill expenses and buying us stuff that growing kid(s) (and teens) needed. Mom had to make sure she got and kept a damn good job in order to keep the house we grew up in. We actually got our child support and mom figured out self-sufficiency so that she wouldn't be farked in her golden years.

/I'd say we even learned some responsibility from that but we all know I still live in ma's basement
 
2013-02-17 01:18:20 AM

Mugato: ZeroCorpse: Just remember: Marilyn Manson weenered this.

Some doofus who would look like my accountant except for the contact lenses nailed her, so what?


shiat, I would bang her so hard while she wore that costume/make up that something something god damned furries.  Still, my dick, her, slamming, etc.
 
2013-02-17 03:17:26 AM
HAHA, suckers.  My ex was dumb enough to get knocked up before the divorce proceedings, and i got out of all child support because she wanted the divorce over quickly.  So she gave into all my demands, No child support, Joint legal and physical custody.  Like a BOSS
 
2013-02-17 04:22:15 AM
http://youtu.be/ANRPmTZRqkg
I'll just leave this here.

/not a Rick-Roll
 
2013-02-17 04:43:21 AM
What a deal these women get. All they have to do is be some rich guy's cumdumpster, and once they have a kid they own him. $900,000? That's a joke. That's not child support, that's court-assisted extortion.
 
2013-02-17 04:46:00 AM

FreetardoRivera: http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2011/12/21/brendan_fraser_and _ paul_haggis_awarded
he just got 12 million dollars for Crash a year ago
Dude so has a hidden rape palace.



"Superior Court Judge Daniel J. Buckley ruled earlier this year that Yari had breached his contract by "diverting funds to third parties" from the profits of the $100 million -grossing movie.

And Yari has now been ordered to pay $12 million to Fraser, who played Rick Cabot in the film, and Haggis - although it is unknown how the damages will be split between both parties. "

wait wait wait wait
so business as usual for hollywood??? LOLOLOL
I heard recently that harry potter did not make a profit.
farking thieves
 
2013-02-17 05:18:57 AM

mikefinch: 900 grand a year? Impressive. I dont think Brendan Frasier could make 900 grand a year if he took every role he was offered and started selling coke to the Lohan family.

Bummer -- i thought he was alright as a comedy/action lead. Hes a bit wooden but he takes roles where its not a problem or its not as noticeable.  I wondered why he wasn't getting work.


He was pretty good in Gods and Monsters, which is a straight dramatic role. He was playing against Ian McKellen though, so I guess that makes it easier.
 
2013-02-17 05:28:14 AM

Wise_Guy: I have no experience with child support, so forgive me if this is a stupid question--

Wouldn't it reasonable to require the ex-wife to provide receipts of what she is spending the money on?  I'd like to see her explain how the kid needed $1200 earrings or eats $500 worth of food in a week.


It's also about maintaining the standard of living that the child would experience if both parents were there. So even if one parent has low income potential, or came from a low income environment it is not reasonable to expect that their child would be impoverished if the other partner was present. So when one parent is wealthy, and the other parent has primary custody...child support also includes being able to live in a similar neighborhood/community to what they would have had with both parents. Same with many other things (vacations, clothing, parent's car, etc.).

The disparity primarily comes from a severe inequity between the income of two people. So it seems like a shiatload to us, but in reality...it's not for them. However for the rest of the 99%...it's difficult because you have the same two incomes, but now the parents are maintaining 2 places to live. It's usually a tough adjustment for both and if custody isn't 50/50 one partner is giving more money, and the other is giving more of their time ... and with two people who no longer wanted to be together, bullshiat often arises. :(

But most 'normal' people I know generally one parent is hurting (at least a little) from paying, and the other is hurting from the lessened overall income, and the bigger time investment with the kids. Tough all around.

/soooo glad has no kids
 
2013-02-17 05:28:47 AM

macadamnut: macadamnut: jaytkay: I liked the The Quiet American.

Me too, but he was not one the five best things about it. He was alright.

one of


Aww, really? I never saw it, but I heard good things about it. "Maybe George of the Jungle  canact," I thought. Ah, well. Back to doing this crap for him:
www.filmeducation.org
 
2013-02-17 05:29:31 AM
Sigh. "can act", not "canact". Stupid editor.
 
2013-02-17 05:35:03 AM

Apos: Those residuals from The Mummy and The Mummy Returns aren't cutting it anymore?


Don't forget they made a third one, and it did surprisingly well at the box office (well, if you count international sales).
 
2013-02-17 06:32:39 AM
The Next story on him will be that he was caught wheezing the juice.
 
2013-02-17 06:38:49 AM
What's a 6 year old going to do with $300K/annum? Collect limited-edition comics?
 
2013-02-17 06:45:01 AM

farkeruk: What's a 6 year old going to do with $300K/annum? Collect limited-edition comics?



Either he has absolutely terrible lawyers, or the "lifestyle" that he lived when his family was a single unit would make even Evita blush.
 
2013-02-17 07:27:39 AM
Bungles:
He was pretty good in Gods and Monsters

Thisthisthis.  The fact that he didn't just look like a schmuck next to Sir Ian means he has SOME talent.

lacydog:
FreetardoRivera: missmez: 900k a year probably sounded reasonable to him when he was making millions per picture.  Good for him for being generous to his family in good times.  Now that he's not the hot commodity he once was, the payments should be reduced.

I was going to say that 900k a year was never reasonable. I assumed outside the Mummy films he really didn't make any of that big money we think of when we think of a hollywood star.

Then I found out he got 10 million for Bedazzled. If he got that much for that turd then he at least 5 for Monkeybone.

Dude was probably eating panda steaks and having virgins flown in to some rape cave palace in Alberta.

Sir, you did not just badmouth the cinematic treats that are Bedazzled and Monkeybone. One of these has Liz Hurley in low-cut red tops, bikinis and other things. The other has Rose McGowan in a cat costume. These movies have contributed to our culture in immensely meaningful ways.


Sorry, I don't consider your bruised, horribly chafed penis part of my culture.
 
2013-02-17 08:24:18 AM

EvilEgg: I always wondered why the amount was based on previous lifestyle. If it was me I would want my kids to have enough, but it seems odd that it should be mandated that they get the best.


It isnt based on previous lifestyle. its based on current lifestyle. But if that changes for the worse, its on you to prove it.
 
2013-02-17 08:28:42 AM

Bigedmond: HAHA, suckers.  My ex was dumb enough to get knocked up before the divorce proceedings, and i got out of all child support because she wanted the divorce over quickly.  So she gave into all my demands, No child support, Joint legal and physical custody.  Like a BOSS


Nice to know you're a selfish bastard who doesnt give a fark about his children.
 
2013-02-17 08:46:30 AM

TommyymmoT: $900K in child support?
 Damn, the price of Froot Loops, skateboards, and tuition must have skyrocketed since the last time I looked.


And $4k/month for food.  Because she has to have extra cheese on her whopper.
 
2013-02-17 09:00:19 AM

PanicMan: thamike: Is this the thread where uneducated people get to bash non-business majors, or is this the thread where fantasy football office drones get to tell us what "marketable skills" are?

No, this is the thread where we make fun of people who didn't read the thread.


Glad to see I nipped it in the bud then.
 
2013-02-17 09:07:16 AM

darch: Dumbass. Three, count em- THREE kids. One wasn't enough asshole? Fark are people willfully stupid.


Don't people know by now that family is a liability?

What a cynical thought.
 
2013-02-17 09:16:26 AM
This "what they are accustomed to" thing is bullshiat. First of all the kid is 6. Whatever it is that he's accustomed to, he'll get over it. Second, what if the father is unemployed and hopelessly in debt when they split? Does he get to pay negative child support?

Who was the comedian, "Look here your honor. I'm accustomed to farking her 4 times a week...."
 
2013-02-17 09:33:07 AM

Bigedmond: HAHA, suckers.  My ex was dumb enough to get knocked up before the divorce proceedings, and i got out of all child support because she wanted the divorce over quickly.  So she gave into all my demands, No child support, Joint legal and physical custody.  Like a BOSS


Way to not support your kids. I'm sure they're so proud of the daddy who brags to random strangers on the internet about how he doesn't care enough to man the fark up and take responsibility. No matter what the courts say, where it matters, you're the epitome of a farking loser.
 
2013-02-17 09:35:52 AM

Bigedmond: HAHA, suckers.  My ex was dumb enough to get knocked up before the divorce proceedings, and i got out of all child support because she wanted the divorce over quickly.  So she gave into all my demands, No child support, Joint legal and physical custody.  Like a BOSS


First of all, I don't think "knocked up" is the proper term if you're married and second, you sound like an asshole.

/divorce seems to bring out the worst in people
 
2013-02-17 09:45:40 AM

Mugato: Who was the comedian, "Look here your honor. I'm accustomed to farking her 4 times a week...."


Chris Rock
 
2013-02-17 09:54:20 AM

Madbassist1: Bigedmond: HAHA, suckers.  My ex was dumb enough to get knocked up before the divorce proceedings, and i got out of all child support because she wanted the divorce over quickly.  So she gave into all my demands, No child support, Joint legal and physical custody.  Like a BOSS

Nice to know you're a selfish bastard who doesnt give a fark about his children.


Isn't the reason there's no child support is because they have joint legal and physical custody? At least that's how it worked for me and my ex 28 years ago.
 
2013-02-17 10:09:05 AM

Apos: Those residuals from The Mummy and The Mummy Returns aren't cutting it anymore?


He was also in The Quiet American and Gods and Monsters.
 
2013-02-17 10:19:30 AM

bhcompy: 900k a year is farking ridiculous.  Do these kids get platinum plated braces or something?


No, but their father is Brendan Fraser. Humiliation is costly.
 
2013-02-17 10:27:30 AM

John Buck 41: Madbassist1: Bigedmond: HAHA, suckers.  My ex was dumb enough to get knocked up before the divorce proceedings, and i got out of all child support because she wanted the divorce over quickly.  So she gave into all my demands, No child support, Joint legal and physical custody.  Like a BOSS

Nice to know you're a selfish bastard who doesnt give a fark about his children.

Isn't the reason there's no child support is because they have joint legal and physical custody? At least that's how it worked for me and my ex 28 years ago.


One, there is NEVER equal custody. Someone is spending more on the kid. How much you wanna bet its mom, since it looks like the kid is new. Second, do you really think that big edmond is actually gloating about all the time he gets to spend with his infant child?

Also (and I didnt say this earlier) Brendan Fraser is a great comedic actor, as well as a competent dramatic one. I'm sure he'll do ok.
 
2013-02-17 10:31:03 AM
The neighborhood kids were watching "George of the Jungle" the other day, and it suddenly struck me how awesome that movie would have been with Brad Pitt playing George.
 
2013-02-17 10:36:41 AM

Madbassist1: John Buck 41: Madbassist1: Bigedmond: HAHA, suckers.  My ex was dumb enough to get knocked up before the divorce proceedings, and i got out of all child support because she wanted the divorce over quickly.  So she gave into all my demands, No child support, Joint legal and physical custody.  Like a BOSS

Nice to know you're a selfish bastard who doesnt give a fark about his children.

Isn't the reason there's no child support is because they have joint legal and physical custody? At least that's how it worked for me and my ex 28 years ago.

One, there is NEVER equal custody. Someone is spending more on the kid.


We split it up as equally as we could. Ex lived 2 towns away, daughter went to school there. I would pick her up Friday night, be with her all weekend, and take her to school Monday morning. Most weeks I would also pick her up Wednesday night and take her to school Thursday morning. Ex and I had a tacit agreement to help each other as far as $ or scheduling whenever possible.

Daughter turned out pretty damn good. Has a great job (makes more than her old man) and just turned 30 on Valentines Day.
 
2013-02-17 10:46:35 AM

John Buck 41: Daughter turned out pretty damn good. Has a great job (makes more than her old man) and just turned 30 on Valentines Day.


Can't ask for more than that, but you sound fortunate as well. My daughters mom lives 40 miles away and cant afford to pick her up for the kind of time you're talking about. Also, I am somewhat surprised that your daughter was always willing to give up her weekends to hang with you instead of her school friends. Based on my knowledge of school aged girls, that's damn near a miracle.

My ex pays ME support. You read that right. It goes right onto a debit card that I gave her. I dont need her money. We're doing fine, thank you.
 
2013-02-17 10:57:25 AM

Uncle Pooky: whistleridge: TommyymmoT

Not sure how it is in other states, but in Texas it takes pretty much an act of God for a father to get full custody. And if a father doesn't have full custody, his ass is paying.


Yep. I pretty much became an expert in fathers rights during my divorce over the last two years. whatever you do, do not get divorced in Colorado or Texas if you are a dad.

Here in Alabama the judges have wide discretion in visitation and child support. So despite the fact that I have my kid roughly 45% of the time and my ex makes twice as much as I do I still have to pay her child suppor
 
2013-02-17 11:03:51 AM

Mugato: Bigedmond: HAHA, suckers.  My ex was dumb enough to get knocked up before the divorce proceedings, and i got out of all child support because she wanted the divorce over quickly.  So she gave into all my demands, No child support, Joint legal and physical custody.  Like a BOSS

First of all, I don't think "knocked up" is the proper term if you're married and second, you sound like an asshole.

/divorce seems to bring out the worst in people


The way I'm reading it was the child is not his. The newest one anyways. And he has joint custody for the other(s).
 
2013-02-17 11:16:56 AM

Madbassist1: John Buck 41: Daughter turned out pretty damn good. Has a great job (makes more than her old man) and just turned 30 on Valentines Day.

Can't ask for more than that, but you sound fortunate as well. My daughters mom lives 40 miles away and cant afford to pick her up for the kind of time you're talking about. Also, I am somewhat surprised that your daughter was always willing to give up her weekends to hang with you instead of her school friends. Based on my knowledge of school aged girls, that's damn near a miracle.

My ex pays ME support. You read that right. It goes right onto a debit card that I gave her. I dont need her money. We're doing fine, thank you.


Yeah, I was fortunate. As crazy as her mother was/is, it was a more amicable breakup than most marriages, i'm sure. Full disclosure--that sked changed somewhat when she got her drivers license, but not to a large degree. She still spent most weekends w/me. We've had some fun road trips too. Vermont when she was 5, and NJ just a few years ago.
 
2013-02-17 11:34:00 AM
For $900,000, couldn't you uh... pay someone to take care of your problem? With extreme prejudice?
 
2013-02-17 11:42:24 AM
Subby is on crack and, apparently, everyone just loves to hear that formerly rich people are now as miserable as the rest of us.

As it turns out though - it's not true.

The former "Mummy" star went to a Connecticut court to his ex-wife Afton Smith, insisting he can no longer afford it

He's not broke.
He hasn't stopped paying.

He's gone to court alleging that he earns LESS than the HUGE amount that would let him comfortably afford to pay someone 900k per year in child support.  That's all.  The guy has millions of dollars and currently involved in a bunch of work.  A judge might agree with him and his childsupport might be lowered - but I assure you it will still be more than 99% of Farkers will make in a year - and that's just his child support.

So, he's still rich.  Really rich.
 
2013-02-17 12:12:42 PM

EvilEgg: TommyymmoT: $900K in child support?
 Damn, the price of Froot Loops, skateboards, and tuition must have skyrocketed since the last time I looked.

I always wondered why the amount was based on previous lifestyle. If it was me I would want my kids to have enough, but it seems odd that it should be mandated that they get the best.


biatches are evil, and the money isn't about the kids its about mom's ego and one-upping her just as worthless stay at home check collectors.
 
2013-02-17 12:15:21 PM
Lady Indica:
But my other prediction was right. Kids grew up, and figured out the real score without dad having to say a thing. They do not speak to their stepfather, and their relationship with their mother is strained because she spent those years still treating them like a tool to fark with her ex.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
2013-02-17 12:17:28 PM

ongbok: I remember years ago there was this judge, I forget what state she was in, that was very criticized by many woman's groups because of her child support rulings. She never ordered a non-custodial parent to pay more than $2500 a month no matter how much they made. She was being interviewed for a story about pro athletes and child support and she said that she was not there to award the women a jackpot for hitting the pro athlete lottery, she was there to make sure that the child had enough money provided to be properly taken care of. They also interviewed some of the women that had kids with pro athletes that went in front of her and these women were just horrible. They were all getting $1500 a month for one child, this was in the early 90's, and they all acted like they were being robbed, and some of them even dared to say how are they supposed to take care of a child with only $1500 a month.



good on her.  wish other judges would follow suit.

/are male judges or female judges more likely to give biatches monty hauls?
 
2013-02-17 12:18:40 PM

Wise_Guy: I have no experience with child support, so forgive me if this is a stupid question--

Wouldn't it reasonable to require the ex-wife to provide receipts of what she is spending the money on?  I'd like to see her explain how the kid needed $1200 earrings or eats $500 worth of food in a week.


you would think. right?
 
2013-02-17 12:20:22 PM

Galileo's Daughter: Mooches: Evenbiggerknickers: I prefer to remember him as such:

So much this.

Thirded.  And he was great in "Gods and Monsters."

I would also like to say that my ex is a stand-up guy.  Our son is 19 and newly employed, out on his own; my ex works full time and I recently joined the ranks of the unemployed.  My ex is still paying the same amount of child support he did when our son lived at home and went to school ($1000 monthly).  This has helped immensely considering our daughter still lives with me.  Unemployment benefits and child support only go so far, but I am very, very grateful for his generosity.

/csb
//or not


would you return the favor?
 
2013-02-17 12:22:19 PM

gadian: Wise_Guy
I have no experience with child support, so forgive me if this is a stupid question--

Wouldn't it reasonable to require the ex-wife to provide receipts of what she is spending the money on? I'd like to see her explain how the kid needed $1200 earrings or eats $500 worth of food in a week.

Child support goes into any expenses of the child. Rent, electricity, groceries, internet, movie nights, toys, savings, tuition at a good school, etc., etc.. Any expense in which a child is even tangentially involved in is pretty much up for grabs with child support. Gas, credit card payments....on and on. If you would like her to provide receipts for every purchase, I'm sure she keeps them for tax reasons, but it won't help with a child support claim unless she's spending every dime on herself in a way that doesn't benefit the child.

Keep in mind though that pretty lingerie makes mommy feel good about herself and a happy mommy is a good mommy, so that is a legitimate expense in some jurisdictions. Rightly or wrongly, that's just how it is.

He can always petition the courts to review the amount of support based on his last year's income. If he made a bundle and blew it all, sucks to be him, but he should've put it away. Or, like another poster said, he can petition for a better custody arrangement which usually means a reduction in child support.


the ex is claiming he's hiding assets.
 
2013-02-17 01:18:47 PM
I've learned one thing watching all this celebrity crap... Never get married or divorced in California. They seem to have the most screwed-up domestic laws in the country.
 
2013-02-17 04:00:45 PM

Wise_Guy: I have no experience with child support, so forgive me if this is a stupid question--

Wouldn't it reasonable to require the ex-wife to provide receipts of what she is spending the money on?  I'd like to see her explain how the kid needed $1200 earrings or eats $500 worth of food in a week.


I think it would be reasonable. I know that when that child support is coming from social security, they will. CSB time:
Husband dated a girl who's father died when she was young, her mom married and had a few more kids. When girl was 15/16, she complained to social security that her mom was not using that money for her but to support non-working new spouse and favored his children over her. Some type of person was sent out to audit their financial records and interview friends/family. After investigation was over, checks were sent directly to girl instead of mom and she was granted financial emancipation.
 
2013-02-17 04:11:54 PM
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Still makes me laugh
 
2013-02-17 04:19:05 PM

schpanky: [24.media.tumblr.com image 250x135]
Still makes me laugh


That was an unexpectedly funny movie. I thought it would suck but watched it for Elizabeth but it actually wasn't bad. I was amazed. And holy shiat was Liz hot in that.
 
2013-02-17 05:49:07 PM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Galileo's Daughter: Mooches: Evenbiggerknickers: I prefer to remember him as such:

So much this.

Thirded.  And he was great in "Gods and Monsters."

I would also like to say that my ex is a stand-up guy.  Our son is 19 and newly employed, out on his own; my ex works full time and I recently joined the ranks of the unemployed.  My ex is still paying the same amount of child support he did when our son lived at home and went to school ($1000 monthly).  This has helped immensely considering our daughter still lives with me.  Unemployment benefits and child support only go so far, but I am very, very grateful for his generosity.

/csb
//or not

would you return the favor?


Return the favor if my ex were unemployed?  Yes.  When we separated, I didn't immediately ask for CS due to the fact that he'd been downsized.  I got it at a later date, after he got a new job.
 
2013-02-17 06:45:07 PM

MattyFridays: Here's something very odd I noticed.

Fraser has worked exclusively in film.  He's never done TV, outside of cameos and a few random guest shots.  I wonder why that is.  He seems to be perfectly suited, skill-wise, to be the lead of a dad in a family sitcom.


I liked his scrubs cameos.
 
2013-02-17 07:07:13 PM

MattyFridays: The only problem with your argument is that even if Fraser was there to stay with the kids, the lack of work would still downgrade their lifestyle.


The argument is sound. According to the article he does get work, but even if he didn't it is still be based on his income, which can include investments, rental properties, and such. Considering he current situation he may very well be entitled to lowering the child support amount. Child support payments are adjusted up and down all the time based on changes in either parent's financial situation. This is why he petitioned the court.

In my opinion the equation should be pretty simple: take combined income of both parents, determine what percentage of the total come from each parent, determine how much of the total would have been spent on the children (this is the tough part)  and then have each parent be responsible for the percentage of the child's money equal to their percentage of the total income.
 
2013-02-17 09:39:04 PM

Alex Broughton Butt Chugger: MattyFridays: Here's something very odd I noticed.

Fraser has worked exclusively in film.  He's never done TV, outside of cameos and a few random guest shots.  I wonder why that is.  He seems to be perfectly suited, skill-wise, to be the lead of a dad in a family sitcom.

I liked his scrubs cameos.


He was the basis for the best episode of Scrubs ever, and yes that is saying something.
 
2013-02-18 12:03:06 AM

Madbassist1: John Buck 41: Madbassist1: Bigedmond: HAHA, suckers.  My ex was dumb enough to get knocked up before the divorce proceedings, and i got out of all child support because she wanted the divorce over quickly.  So she gave into all my demands, No child support, Joint legal and physical custody.  Like a BOSS

Nice to know you're a selfish bastard who doesnt give a fark about his children.

Isn't the reason there's no child support is because they have joint legal and physical custody? At least that's how it worked for me and my ex 28 years ago.

One, there is NEVER equal custody. Someone is spending more on the kid. How much you wanna bet its mom, since it looks like the kid is new. Second, do you really think that big edmond is actually gloating about all the time he gets to spend with his infant child?

Also (and I didnt say this earlier) Brendan Fraser is a great comedic actor, as well as a competent dramatic one. I'm sure he'll do ok.


Reading comprehension on this site is going down hill...  The newest kid she is pregnant with isnt mine.  It is her new Fat fark boyfriends. 

2, i have my daughter 60% of the time, and basically pay for every need she has.  I pick her up from school everyday, have her on weekends, taker her to dance, volleyball and church classes even though i disagree with religion all together.  Days like today when her mother was actually off work, she didn't want to see her kid.  So keep talking shiat, but please learn to read before you open your.... to late, bet your already talking crap again.
 
2013-02-18 07:30:55 AM

Bigedmond: My ex was dumb enough to get knocked up before the divorce proceedings, and i got out of all child support because she wanted the divorce over quickly.


Bigedmond: Reading comprehension on this site is going down hill... The newest kid she is pregnant with isnt mine. It is her new Fat fark boyfriends.


Yes, the original sentence is so perfectly clear of your situation and couldn't be taken in a literal context at all.  Suggested, yes. Inferred, yes.  Easily describing a situation different than the intended, yes.

Relax, people in the thread finally deciphered it.
 
2013-02-18 02:32:56 PM
I don't care. I really liked "Monkeybone" and "BeDazzled". Then again, I was 16.
 
2013-02-19 10:36:39 AM

Bigedmond: So keep talking shiat, but please learn to read before you open your.... to late, bet your already talking crap again.


Perhaps you just need to learn to write, boss.
 
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