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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.
 
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