The latest legal developments between Charlie Sheen and ex-wife Brooke Mueller did not involve explosive testimony in court. Instead, a family court judge simply approved the parties’ agreement to modify the child support previously ordered in the case.
Sheen had been paying Mueller $55,000 per month in child support for the couple’s twin boys, who had been living with her. However, the children were removed from her home in May after she was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold to address drug abuse issues. Since then, the children had been living with Sheen’s other ex-wife, Denise Richards.
Because of this, the parties reached an agreement where Sheen would pay $25,000 per month for support.
Child support modifications are fairly common, especially when a substantial change in a person’s circumstances change. This generally includes a change in income (i.e. loss of a job). Essentially, when a parent has less income to contribute to raising a child, his or her support obligation shall be reduced. Also, when children are not living with a parent for a particular amount of time, there are fewer expenditures for the basic needs, and a support obligation could be reduced in that regard.
According to a number of media sources, Mueller is not happy that her support is being reduced. However, she realizes that Sheen could have asked the court to suspend the obligation altogether, which would have left her with no means of support. These same sources indicate that Sheen did not want to “kick Brooke while she was down” and that he hopes she can address her issues.
Source: RadarOnline.com, Charlie Sheen’s child support payments to Brooke Mueller cut in half