In Tennessee, the amount a custodial parent receives from a non-custodial parent is determined by the court and is based on the best interests of the child and life's circumstances, likely to be unique to that particular case. When these circumstances change significantly, there often comes the need to seek modifications in the child support to meet the child's increased day-to-day requirements.
Recently, a child support deal that has garnered a lot of media attention is the deal between Liam Gallagher, the former vocalist of the British rock-music band Oasis, and his now-estranged lover Liza Ghorbani, a freelance journalist. In the latest hearing that took place at the Manhattan Supreme Court in New York, Ghorbani refused to accept an undisclosed offer Gallagher made through his attorney.
According to reports, Gallagher is currently paying $5,000 per month as child support for his 18-month-old daughter, but Ghorbani's attorney mentioned that his client wants to find the exact net-worth of the British rock star. Before appealing at the Supreme Court, Ghorbani sued Gallagher in family court, but her request for an increase in child support was turned down by the judge.
Gallagher's attorney pointed out that Ghorbani was living with her parents who took care of the child. He also pointed out that Ghorbani seemed stubborn while looking for an amicable resolution to the issue. Both parties will be back in court for the next hearing in September, for which the judge has allowed Gallagher to attend the proceedings over the phone.
Child support disputes such as this often take a greater emotional toll on the children than the parents, especially as the children get older. Therefore, to find a swift and mutually agreeable solution to a child support dispute, parents should seek advice from an experienced attorney to ensure that the best interests of their children are protected.
Source: New York Post, "Oasis frontman's child-support deal falls through," Julia Marsh and Emily Smith, June 24, 2014