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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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16.

ErinAndrewsIsAFameWhore    

4% of one month is 1.2 days. So this woman who has been deemed an unfit parent by the courts gets $8,000 a month to "support" their child for 1.2 days out of that month. Seems fair, lmao.

1096 days ago
17.

Max    

So he is paying child support to her when she doesn't even have the kid a decent amount of time. And that effects the childs well being how? Call it spousal support,not child support! The laws in favor of mothers over dads are very apparent, this is just another shameful example!

1096 days ago
18.

ElJay    

There's a short clip of the new episode of 2 and 1/2 Men on Youtube: TWO AND A HALF MEN CELEBRITOONS

1096 days ago
19.

hepmepez    

Maybe he shouldn't have had a baby with someone who isn't fit to be a parent....

1096 days ago
20.

www.SaraSuggests.com    

That is ridiculous! If she does not have custody but only 4% of the time, she should not receive a dime of child support!! Who is the primary custodian for the child? His father? What a sad situation for Jon.

1096 days ago
21.

deanna    

ok yeah 8 grand is a lil much but hopefully mom is doin somethin smart with half of it like puttin it away for school but this makes no since to me...why not order him to pay child support to the person who actually has custody of the kid and who is helping take care of him/her?i see his arguement,shes prob already gettin alomony now child support for a child not in her care??? makes no sence.no more ala-mony,no more ala-mony.

1096 days ago
22.

Dennis    

$96,000 a year for her to have the kid for 14 days a year?? Regarless of how much he makes he shouldn't be paying her $6,857.14 per day she has the kid. I believe child support is meant to support the child....not give someone a yearly salary most people will never dream of having no matter how hard they work and all she has to do is stumble out to get the mail.

1096 days ago
23.

the real diva    

it is stupid he should have to pay her for child support and for that amount when he has the majority of custody of the child. yet she probaly doesn't even use the money on the kid. probaly lavishes her lifestyle with it...if anything since she is unfit. she should get no money..but it goes to show you. if you chose a loser to make make a baby with you have to live with your choice until the child is grown. and so he made a baby with her... now he's got to live with that choice.

1096 days ago
24.

Jerry "KNOTTY" Willman    

Sounds like she has Judith's lawyer. lol

1096 days ago
25.

King Anton    

You sure the ex wife name isn't JUDITH

1096 days ago
26.

BoilingBleach    

Why didn't the moron judge just demand that all monies be paid into a secure trust account that only he and his kid can gain access to? That way the "unfit mother" can't get her hands on it.

Hey, look at me! I am smarter than a California judge!

1096 days ago
27.

Athina    

So what happens when the kid becomes an adult? Are the courts then going to switch it over to alimony he has to pay for the rest of her life? The money she receives now is only partly for the kid. It's mostly for her to pay her rent, etc.

1096 days ago
28.

Kelly    

That is completely absurd. She only has this child a few days out of the month and is awarded $8000 month for it? What judge would say that the child would have a negative impact by his mother not receiving $8000 a month? I am guessing what makes her unfit is drugs and the $8000 is going to the bank account not to the child. I hope he appeals this again.

1096 days ago
29.

WnGnKnJ    

Who has the child the other 96% of the time? I presume he has the kid some of the time...but....(why isn't the money going there?)

1096 days ago
30.

LittleBIt    

Who the F needs 8000.00 a month to take care of a kid????? Only in idiotville California. Un-freakingbelieveable!!!

1096 days ago
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