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Leinart Settles Child Support Fight

7/30/2007 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


LeinartThe brutal child support war between NFL stud Matt Leinart and baby mama Brynn Cameron finally came to end late last week -- but closure didn't come cheap!

TMZ has learned that Leinart will shell out $15,000 per month in child support, around half of what Cameron claimed she needed to care for the couple's nine-month-old son, Cole.

But Leinart's legal battles aren't over yet -- the QB will be back in court August 13 to fight for the right to spend more time with his kid.

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31.

Doesn't Matter    

He played...now he pays! Good for her - why shouldn't he pay? Why is everyone so mad about her getting child support? He makes the money - she should get it to raise his child! It's just pocket change to a pro athlete.

If she was just money hungry - he should have been smarter and used a condom! He's the dumb one!

2621 days ago
32.

Suz    

Every picture of Brynn is of her in designer clothes with a designer bag. While I absolutly feel Matt should pay child support...He was NOT married or in a commited relationship with the "wholesome" or "whoresome" mormon and all she saw was dollar signs with the birth of her son. I am sure he will give his son everything he could ever need and will buy them himself. $1500 a month is REDICULOUS. She should have to prove her son gets the money and it doesn't go into her shopping needs.

Unfortunatly, she is playing the victim when she did exactly what she hoped, and became rich getting pregnant as a last ditch effort to hold on to a failed relationship...any wonders why he dumped her??

2621 days ago
33.

Amber    

I think $15,000 is more than any baby will need but why should this child live in average accomidations, go to public schools when he is older or go to daycare instead of having a nanny? That might sound realistic to us but we are not children of multi millionares. This child should live a lifestyle comprable to his father. Why should his kid get ripped off of that chance just because his mommy and daddy didnt get married?

2621 days ago
34.

Suz    

Every picture of Brynn is of her in designer clothes with a designer bag. While I absolutly feel Matt should pay child support...He was NOT married or in a commited relationship with the "wholesome" or "whoresome" mormon and all she saw was dollar signs with the birth of her son. I am sure he will give his son everything he could ever need and will buy them himself. $15000 a month is REDICULOUS. She should have to prove her son gets the money and it doesn't go into her shopping needs.

Unfortunatly, she is playing the victim when she did exactly what she hoped...became rich by getting pregnant as a last ditch effort to hold on to a failed relationship...any wonders why he dumped her??

2621 days ago
35.

Mary-Helen    

Normally, I enjoy TMZ but they are really twisting this to make Brynn look like a gold-digger. Her lawyer asked for a percentage of his income. That worked out to about 4% @ 30K/mos. Her lawyer drew up the figure, not Brynn. I'm sure lots of Dads would like to only have to shell out around 2% of their income.

Also, anyone notice he suddenly petitions for time with his kid AFTER she says he doesn't come around very much? Not to mention he needs to see his son right before training camp...hmmm..maybe if he had been around, she wouldn't have said otherwise. Hell, maybe had he been any sort of man and not cheated on Brynn with Paris Hilton, maybe Cole would have a two parent family, instead of a Disneyland Dad & a mom who has to fight his "loving father" for him to step up.

2621 days ago
36.

Coco Arquette    

he just wants to molest his kid, that's just what cross eyed freaks do

2621 days ago
37.

I know    

Can't feel to bad, you have to be CAUTIOUS

THese guys are NEVER clever enough to say I'll pay the rent I'll buy my childs own clothes I'll pay for schooling and give about 2,000 in grocery money. But I will not give her money directly. Oh Well!

2621 days ago
38.

Roger & Me    

Amber - why does having sex and getting prego by a rich man entitle her or the kid to a certain lifestyle? If the mom would like her child to have a $15k or $30k a month lifestyle maybe she should have planned a pregnancy after EARNING that income or at least marrying a man who can support her desired lifestyle. Children should be supported - they shouldn't be used as a way of leveraging past lovers for money or used as an instrument for revenge.

2621 days ago
39.

Roger & Me    

Ignorance is bliss.. if this cross eyed freak paid for the expenses directly it would only mean he would be paying that amount plus the $15k per month. The legal system doesnt work that way..

2621 days ago
40.

Stan    

[[[[[THese guys are NEVER clever enough to say I'll pay the rent I'll buy my childs own clothes I'll pay for schooling and give about 2,000 in grocery money. But I will not give her money directly. Oh Well!]]]]]

Child support is not set like that. It has nothing to do with need, and sometimes nothing to do with being a parent. It's set by the court according to the guidelines in the state in question. The states vary. Sometimes a parent will file in one high child support state and then decide to go live in another state with lower costs while collecting the high support from the first state's rules. This complicates the other parent's ability to see their own child unless they keep moving to whereever the custodial parent moves. Sometimes there is no suitable work in the new area but meanwhile the high support continues if they have to job search. It can take a long time to get support reduced and there are no rebates, just adjustments for the future. If you have been paying support for a child you later discover is not yours...it can take many years to stop that payment...and again there is no refund for money already paid in. Also..when there is a move...if the moving parent with children so chooses..visitation can be ended on false pretenses that are never punished if false...and it can take 6 months or a year to reeestablish visitation. Then by that time there may have been lots or parental alienation...

What we do to kids in the name of trying to help them is just wrong in many cases.

2621 days ago
41.

sue    

if my husband has to pay 17% of his income, so should he! period!!!!!!!!! This doesn't happen every day , not everyone makes his kind of money. Regardless, this should be a lesson for everyone. You play, you pay! If he starts making more money, she could go back and file for an ajustment or vice versa , if he makes less , he could go back for adjustments.

2621 days ago
42.

Roger & Me    

"If she was just money hungry - he should have been smarter and used a condom! He's the dumb one!"

You mean if he had a crystal ball.

Your entire comment doesn't make rational sense and to say that because its pocket change to him he should give it away. Spoken like someone waiting for a payday. Stop counting and spending other peoples money and do something.

2621 days ago
43.

sue    

If he lives in a penthouse or whatever, so should the mother and their child. Yes, of course the mother will benifit, but what should the mother do???? Live outside in the backyard????? You people are dense. You don't dress your child better than you dress yourself. MORONS!

2621 days ago
44.

Somebody , shoot it! Quick!    

Thanks Stan

I think child support has to be according to a child's father and/or mother's income.

Leinhart's kid cannot wear Dollar store clothes or live in a small apt., public schools, etc.

However, bryn is getting enough. leinhart bought a car for her. he wants to see his kid so he is going to have to battle her incourt for time. What does that tell you about her?
She want s child support ,wich is fine and is a given, but she wants a few hundred thousand a year for her own personal support.
I think guys like this should buy a house for the mother to live in with the child,but the house is in his name. In other words,TE BITCH don't own it!!! buy a car ($40,000-$30,000) for her in her name. School tutiton goes from his lawyers/accountnats directly to the school as does any school bills. In other words,THE BITCH don't ever see the check. Same for med/dental/vision insurance. All she needs is the card for this and the co pay goes direclty to him. Give theBitch a credit card for the child's shopping meaning there should , whenhe or his accts get the monthly statement , no charges for spa treatments, $1000.00 handbags and shoes, plastic surgery like chem peel, teeth whitening, etc.
I feel so sorry fort hese kids, Cole Leinahrt, Mel B's Spices kid for Eddie Murphy etc. The oldest trick in the book ladies, is the most hurtful one to your own child and you will not get that man by pulling the ole pregnancy.

2621 days ago
45.

Doesn't Matter    

A crystal ball...you must not know how children are conceived. I'm so sorry for you.

As far as gold diggin' - don't need to be! I provide for myself thanks! Sorry that you are struggling. Only someone who goes without could be that bitter.

Yes - it is pocket change to him. He makes millions and now has a child that should be taken care of by him. If he made only $20,000 a year he still would need to pay his fair share. He makes more, therefore his share is more.

2621 days ago
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