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Jon Cryer

Court CRUSHES Appeal

Pay Your Ex $8k per Month

8/30/2011 7:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Jon Cryer
's efforts to get out of paying child support to his ex-wife -- who temporarily lost custody of their kid -- have been stymied after an appeals court ruled the actor MUST shell out $8,000 per month.

The "Two and a Half Men" actor had been waging the battle for years -- in 2009, Jon filed papers claiming he shouldn't have had to pay a single cent to Sarah Trigger Cryer because back then, she only had custody of their young son 4% of the time.

But, the California Court of Appeal believes lowering Jon's child support obligation could have a negative effect on the child -- and yesterday, it rejected Jon's appeal.

The court explained, "Although, understandably, Jon may have found the situation unfair, the primary focus must remain on the child's well-being, not the parents' feelings."

UPDATE: Since 2009, the courts have increased Sarah's custody rights -- and according to her lawyer, she now has custody of their son for 35% of the time ... and the courts NEVER ruled that she was an unfit parent.

Sarah continues to receive $8,000 per month in child support.


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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

he should have went after molly ringwald..she was hot...so he ends up with some loony tune..pay up dude..

1087 days ago
2.

Sean    

No child needs $8K a month...I don't care who you are, it doesn't take that amount of money to care for a child.

1087 days ago
3.

Lekili    

Something is very wrong with the judicial system that forces a father to pay $8,000 per month when the mother only has the child 4% of the time. Seems to me she should be paying him, not the other way around.

1087 days ago
4.

stu    

Appeal it to the Supreme court Johnny!!!
LOL..."lowering the payments could have a negative effect on the child". He should get reciepts from the crazy b!tch!

1087 days ago
5.

She's baaaack    

She's been out of the marriage for six years. She's an unfit mother and doesn't have the kid for 96% of the them and SHE GETS 8K A MONTH???? Get a job you lazy tramp. On the other hand, where do I sign up for a deal like this?

1087 days ago
6.

Ann    

Wow, the court system never ceases to amaze me. Once again, another injustice.

1087 days ago
7.

RamHead    

Dude should hope and pray that the new season(s) of "Two and a half men" will have as much success as the former ones. I never watched it, because this kind of comedy is too overdone (like King of queens, Everybody loves Raymond, Will and Grace and Dharma and Greg to name only a few).

1087 days ago
8.

Buckaroobonzai    

My chiropractor, who makes a small fraction of what cryer makes, has to pay the same amount, $8k/month. So I think Cryer has a pretty good deal!

1087 days ago
9.

Jack    

Then the court should also check how she is spending every cent of the money.

1087 days ago
10.

stu    

what he gets pd on 2 & 1/2 Men...8k is 8 cents to him.

1087 days ago
11.

Debra    

ARE YOU KIDDING ME !!!!!!!!!!!

1087 days ago
12.

kanyeisgay    

KATT WILLIAMS THROWS ILLEGAL ALIEN OUT OF SHOW THIS PAST WEEKEND ON YOUTUBE ! HILARIOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1087 days ago
13.

Bubbles The Chimp    

He needs to keep the $8000 per month for hair-plug maintenance.

1087 days ago
14.

God-Of-Lyf    

The court wants their piece of the pie as well. Everyone knows that at the least 10% of child support payments go to the courts. It's a shame they railroad people like that but it's a crazy world we live in!

1087 days ago
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DiddleyDoo    

WHO is he paying the child support to? If he's paying 8k a month to his EX - he should appeal. Period.

1087 days ago
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