The break up of a relationship can be hard, especially so when children are involved. Whether one is a celebrity or an average citizen of Texas, the dissolution of the union can then become open to public scrutiny. One such athlete, Miguel Cabrera, has found himself at the other end of a lawsuit initiated by a woman in another state. She claims that he is not paying enough in child support, and he says she is simply trying to extort him under the guise of child support.
The 34-year-old hall of fame baseball player has requested paternity tests on the two children that he has been supporting since 2013. The $6,000 per month payments along with a legal say in the decisions made on behalf of the children had been part of the agreement reached between the two prior to the new lawsuit. The 35-year-old mother of Cabrera's children says she would like her two children to receive the same standard of living as Cabrera's three children that he has with his wife of 15 years.
The woman also claims that Cabrera's payments were drastically reduced after he helped her purchase a home that she is unable to afford on her own. The athlete's attorney is suggesting that any payments above those provide for the immediate the needs children be placed in a separate trust fund specifically for each child. This would eliminate the allegations of the mother trying to use the children and child support as a means to extort the baseball player.
Regardless of one's celebrity status, battling with an ex over child custody or child support can be an emotionally draining endeavor. What was once a private relationship can be open for public inspection as well as any private matters that may have been personal between the two parties. Support and custody cases may not always be a clear and concise as one might think. The aid of an experienced Texas family law attorney is suggested to help make sure that the best interests of the children are always first and foremost.
Source: detroitnews.com, "Miguel Cabrera embroiled in paternity, child-support lawsuit with Florida woman", Tony Paul, Oct. 13, 2017