Michael Strahan is pretending like he is retiring. Maybe he just wants more money. Maybe he wants to stick it to his ex wife, who he owes millions and millions and millions of dollars to for spousal and child support.
Matt Leinart also got some bad news. The mother of his child, Brynn Cameron, demanded $30,000/month in child support for their infant. Matt thought the $6,000/month plus automobile he was providing was enough. The law disagreed. Brynn Cameron has been awarded $15,000/month in child support.
See, Junior's got to get his money.
Have you ever wondered why some mothers get huge child support awards? Racking your brain over how many diapers $15,000 can buy? Salty that these women are seemingly getting over?
Rich parents pay all that child support because of the legal theory that the child should enjoy the lifestyle of the parents. The child should not be deprived because his/her parents aren't together and the poorer parent shouldn't be put in the position where the child prefers the richer parent because the rich parent can buy more stuff. The standard applies in some states, not all.
It may seem like a payment like $15K/month is more than any kid needs. But rich kids have greater needs. They "need" fancy clothes, ski trips, etc. Have you ever watched Laguna Beach? Do you realize how much a twelve year old girl can drop on jeans and t-shirts? The custodial parent has to provide them with a similar lifestyle that they would have with the rich parent. So, yes, the child support is intended to allow that parent to buy a nice house, car, etc.
Trying to specifically allot the money to the child is problematic. The mother has to live in the same house with her rich kid. The rich kid can't drive his own Benz. And if the rich kid has siblings? Well, they get a cut too. You don't want a rich kid to hate his own brothers and sisters just because they are poor, do you?
Well, why not just make the custodial parent show the rich parent the actual receipts each month? Because the court is not trying to be in your business all the time. The legal system would be put in the position of constantly monitoring and interfering in the family. There are so many child support awards to enforce. There are no resources to do monthly accounting checks. And that is the case whether the child support award is $100 or $100,000.
But still, there are a few ways to avoid the burden of child support:
1. Stay together
2. Get full custody of your kids; and/or
3. Don't pick a trifling
bitch person to be the parent of your children.
Otherwise, if your bar tab and your child support payment could be the same amount, no complaining.