Families in Virginia and across the country are sometimes complicated. When a man has children with someone other than his wife, how all the children are treated and the opportunities available to each of them sometimes becomes a question. For example, in a child custody case that took place in another state, the former mistress of baseball player Miguel Cabrera argued that the children they have together require sufficient child support to allow them to have the same opportunities as the children Cabrera has with his wife.
The case between Cabrera and his former mistress has been contentious and ongoing for approximately a year and a half. She claims that he abandoned her and the children when his wife found out about the relationship. Based on his salary of $30 million a year, she argued that her children are entitled to $100,000 a month in child support.
Reports indicate that he disagreed that the children should have the same lifestyle as his others. However, a judge recently ruled in favor of his mistress, stating that their children should have the same opportunities. As part of the ruling, Cabrera is to pay $20,000 a month in unallocated child support, in addition to paying other expenditures, such as private school tuition and health care. He must also pay off the mortgage on the mother’s house and her legal fees, among other things. Another hearing is set for the end of April where it is speculated that Cabrera will appeal the ruling.
Unfortunately, when parents are no longer in a romantic relationship, they may struggle to come to an agreement regarding what truly meets the best interests of their children. As such, they often turn to the courts to settle any disputes. People in Virginia and other areas of the country who require such intervention typically want to make sure that their voice and concerns are heard in court, prompting them to hire an experienced family law attorney to help them with child support and other related issues.