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Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston

Strike Custody Deal

8/14/2010 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston have reached a settlement in their custody case.

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Under the deal, filed with an Alaska Superior Court, Bristol will get primary physical custody of Tripp.  Levi will have visitation, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Saturdays and 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Wednesdays.

Levi has to pay Bristol child support.  The amount isn't stated, but the agreement says the calculation is based on earnings of $72,000 a year.

And get this ... Under the agreement filed with the court, the parties agree not to "speak badly about the other parent in front of the child ... or allow anyone else to speak badly about the other parent or members of their family in front of the child."

And it goes on ... "The parties agree that they shall not allow the child to visit with, or interact with, any family member who publicly ... or in front of the child, criticizes the other parent or the other parent's family." 

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31.

Leah    

Are you listening TMZ? His family has publicly said alot too...

1443 days ago
32.

jinn    

Since Bristol resents having a kid so much that she feels a need to preach abstinence, the judge should give custody to Levi before Bristol drowns the kid in a bath tub or something. Let her pay child support with all that speaking engagement money she charges

1443 days ago
33.

Gary    

Lets see $72,000 a year....with those support calculations that should come out to Levi paying about $72,000 a year in child support.Lets not forget the psychologist the kid will need after this crap, Oh yeh that private school won't come cheap either.Looks like Levi needs a second job!!!But don't let Domestic relations know or they'll grab that too!!Anybody thats been there knows what I'm talking about.Keep it in your pants guys!!Or lose your life!!!!!

1443 days ago
34.

LakeLucilleLoon    

Sure, base the child support on $72,000 per year earnings for a man-child that hasn't even graduated high school! Poor Levi, he's never going to pull this off.

1443 days ago
35.

VickiC    

37. Since Bristol resents having a kid so much that she feels a need to preach abstinence, the judge should give custody to Levi before Bristol drowns the kid in a bath tub or something. Let her pay child support with all that speaking engagement money she charges.
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OK, I have no love for the Palins, but your entire post is absurd. Bristol isn't preaching abstinence because she resents having a child - she's doing it because she now knows FIRST HAND how difficult raising a child is. Even people whose children are planned feel that way. It's pretty obvious to anyone with eyes that she loves her son very much. As far as child support - the only way Bristol would pay it would be if Levi had primary custody - and it'll be a cold day in hell before THAT happens. Nor SHOULD he have primary custody - Bristol is providing a much more stable environment.

1443 days ago
36.

VickiC    

39. Sure, base the child support on $72,000 per year earnings for a man-child that hasn't even graduated high school! Poor Levi, he's never going to pull this off.
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Child support is based on the non-custodial parent's most recent earnings. The courts don't just pull a figure out of the air. If the court didn't have proof Levi was making this much, they would have calculated the support differently. With what he'll be making on his reality show, I'm sure he'll be fine. If his income DOES decrease substantially, he can go into court and ask for a decrease in the child support as well.

1443 days ago
37.

Ben Gleck    

The latest unemployment figures must not include girls that have chosen single-mother as a career.

1443 days ago
38.

richard    

This actually sounds like a half decent judgment. According to the rules put in place by the judge that bitch Sarah Palin wont be allowed to see the child. That is good now the child trip has a chance of growing up to be a productive member of society.

1443 days ago
39.

jinn    

Levi must have got paid for the video this week

1442 days ago
40.

Loving Levi    

Didn't take long after the big wedding announcement for Bristol to drag Levi back into court.

1442 days ago
41.

Melissa    

"The verbiage about speaking badly or letting someone else speak badly about the other parent is standard in California. Perhaps it's the same in Alaska. How many people follow that law is another issue. "

It's the same in Indiana as well.

1442 days ago
42.

Ben Gleck    

You can take the girl out of the trailer park,
but you can't take the trailer park out of the girl.

1442 days ago
43.

Executor    

Hey TMZ....You should know a little something about what you're writing about, don't you think?? Quit making a big deal about some of the language in the agreement. The part about not speaking negatively about the other parent is very standard language used in ALL custody arrangements, not just this one.

1442 days ago
44.

z    

Translation: Because Bristol LIVES with Sarah now, Sarah can say all the s* she wants PRIVATELY to the kid about Levi because Bristol sure as hell won't tell, and LEVI'S FAMILY CAN'T SEE THE KID. What the Palin's don't realize is that Levi isn't as stupid as they think. The agreement goes BOTH WAYS, and he can force Bristol to move out of Sarah's because of it. Never just assume someone is stupid, or that you are FAR SUPERIOR TO THE REST OF THE HUMAN RACE (like the Palins do)

Also, Bristol has repeatedly told Levi the kid isn't his, and I'm pretty sure he is now FINALLY UNDERSTANDING THIS, and he is just making a temporary agreement, to stall, untill he knows whether or not it's his kid. Which I think by now he is pretty sure it isn't since she kept telling him in writing that it wasn't.

1442 days ago
45.

Lori    

This guy is the biggest loser, dirt bag, S.O.B. that has been allowed to draw breath.
Look at him, it looks like there's a LOT of inbreeding in the old Johnston family tree.
2 months and everyone will be saying Levi WHO?

1442 days ago
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