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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

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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I was raised on less than 2,000 dollars a month.. So let me get this straight this lady had her children not even 4% of the time and for some reason need 8 grand to watch them ? I can see if she had full custody (4grand would be enough) especially if she actually works like a normal person... This is ridiculousness to me.

1099 days ago


Didn't his ex try to hire a hit man to kill him or am I remembering that wrong?

1099 days ago


he can afford to pay it and he should
it would be too confusing for a child if when he goes to dad''s house they are all living in the lap of luxury being driven in a limosine - then he's back to mom's place- a tiny sadly furnished apartment in an unsafe neighborhood taking the bus where they need to go
that doesn't make sense
he should want his child living in a safe area under good conditions no matter where he is
and if that means his ex has to live a bit better too- so be it-it's all about the child

1099 days ago


I know it's outrageous but in California it is the law that the minor child be kept to a living standard as close as possible to the wealthiest parent. In many cases this means the living standard of the ex improves also.

And this sum in income driven, with adjustments for proportion of custody. Imagine what it would be with 50/50 custody. Yikes.

1099 days ago


seriously, this woman TRIED TO HAVE THE MAN KILLED!!! so all you people who are hating on him saying hes worth more and should shut up and pay...stop and think how much youd like to hand over even one percent of your paycheck to someone who attempted to have your life ended.

1099 days ago


You have got to be stupid to marry any america woman and have any children with them,for reasons like this articel,when a woman one day realizes she can just leave,and take your wealth for no god reason other than bordeom and greed,and keep your children from you for leverage,bankrupt you and emotinally destroy you for nothing other than the love of money.

Men are getting smarter though,there are no foreign dating sites for foreign men to meet american woman for a reason.Most every woman I have ever met is a goldigger,there are a few good ones left,but so few in numbers,why even bother looking.What woman have morphed into,in the united states is truly sad.
I have seen 14 marraiges,with the woman leaving,even cheating on most occasions and stealing wealth,children etc...In no way shape or form do I need a half man in my home,with a set of boobs,who smokes cigars and wants to fist fight me,there is only room for one alpha male in my kingdom,and only room for one king,it is time as a culture to take no crapola from these american princesses,and take our families back,and uncrown the average american princess.

1099 days ago


The excuse that if the payment is lowered it might have a negative effect on the child is pure BS! It doesn't mean that less would be spent on the child, it just means it would be less for the ex to spend. I'm sure Jon would pay for anything that the child needs.

1099 days ago

jat nano    

Chicken feed

1099 days ago

jat nano    

Chicken feed

1099 days ago

lilly vivona    

seriously the child support issue sucks for men.she has the kid 4% of the time, then she should get 4% of the child support and whoever tkes care of the kid should get the other 96%. It doesn't take a genius to see why he doesn't want to pay her child support if she doesn't have the child.I say APPEAL!

1099 days ago


Title D-IV in full effect. The federal incentive for the states to collect child support and recieve matching amounts from the federal government from the social security fund. The states have turn this into a billion dollar bussiness useing the so called good of the children excuse to destroy fathers and fatten thier pockets. In no way in the best interest of the children. Hitler used these types of tactics to convince them of his good intentions. Look where that went. Wake up America!

1099 days ago


For the father that does not make as much money as a celebrity in CA and can not meet the child support payments, he has these options: wages garnished,drivers license suspended and maybe jailtime. I find that to be a CAtch-22. If you go to jail, you lose your job and can not pay any child support. I am a woman and I can not figure out how this is good for a child if their father is behind bars, or mother as the case maybe. Everyone one needs to support their children, but there needs to be a happy medium.

1099 days ago


It is sad that a father who spends so much time with their child has to pay so much to the other parent. I am sure that he is providing everything that the child needs (home, private schooling, food, clothing, transportation, care, special activites, etc.etc. It would be smart for the courts to ask for receipts. But there are other cases that are not fair. Especially what my friend is going through with an A-LIST FILM DIRECTOR who has a 8yr old son with her. Mr. A-LIST FILM DIRECTOR has only spent 20 hours with their son. Made many promises to her but were all lies. Mr. A-LIST FILM DIRECTOR did not pay child support to her for the first 2yrs she took care of their son on her own. She has always provided well for her son when she was working. Then when she filed and was awarded Child Support my friend wanted to move on with her life, and wanted him to be happy with his actress wife & kids. Mr. A-LIST FILM DIRECTOR then takes her to court in Nov 2010 to modify Child Support and claims he only makes $10,000 mo. All lies that him and his business manager claim he makes. To this day he does not see his son, does not make timely payments, has not provided court order health/dental insurance, owes $100,000 in arrearages, and refuses to pay for private schooling, which my friend has always provided for their son. Mr. A-LIST FILM DIRECTOR is still out there making films, living the A-LIST lifestyle, and does not care about his 8yr old son. She filed contempt charges & will continue to prove that what he has said to Child Support services, and has claimed in court is not true. So everyone reading this YES! the Court System is not always fair.

1099 days ago


How has them the other 96% of the time.
This is why child support payments are a joke.
Most times it goes to keep the ex's up.

1099 days ago


Jon believes, and I agree, the money would be better spent for more hair plugs.

1099 days ago
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