California residents probably have a variety of opinions about child support in the United States, and this is understandable as its merit is questionable as there is reportedly more than $113 billion in owed child support. A child support collection system began in 1975, but there are many reasons why the amount of unpaid child support is so high today.
Alimony, or spousal support from the higher-earning former spouse towards the lower-earning one, is an issue that some divorcing couples have to deal with. Though it has decreased in use over the years, it is still a part of the divorce process that many people who have to pay alimony consider unfair. California residents who are divorcing or separating might be interested in knowing how attitudes about alimony have changed over the years and how this is affecting cases.
A California judge has ordered rap mogul Master P to pay his estranged wife nearly $30,000 a month in child and spousal support, according to media reports. The couple, who married in 1989 and have nine children together, announced their plans to divorce in 2014. Master P, whose real name is Percy Miller, will reportedly pay his wife $16,574 each month in spousal support and $10,473 in child support. The financial agreement is said to be a temporary solution and will be modified once all the couple's marital assets are identified and divided.
California celebrity watchers may not be surprised to learn that rapper DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was taken into custody on Oct. 27 after he was accused of failing to pay his child support. He was reportedly ordered to pay $10,000 per month to his ex-wife and mother of four children in 2014.