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Journey's Neal Schon

Judge Tells Ex-Wife ...

Get a Job

2/26/2013 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0225-neal-amber-schon-article-getty-2Neal Schon just scored a big victory over his ex-wife -- a judge not only shut down her attempt to milk an extra $2,758/month out of the Journey guitarist, but also suggested she get a degree and support herself ... TMZ has learned.

According to court documents, Amber Schon wanted Neal to up his $3,000/month in child support to $5,758.90/month. Amber and Neal have 2 minor children ... Aja and Sophia.

But a family court judge in Minnesota -- where they were divorced in 2007 -- recently ruled against Amber, saying the requested increase was "intended primarily to upgrade her own standard of living."

And what a standard ... according to the documents, Amber's annual expenses include $7,200 for clothing, $5,760 for a storage locker, and $9,600 for birthday parties.

But the most shocking expense -- $2,400 on postage! Apparently, someone hasn't heard of email.

In the docs, the judge says Amber could be earning up to $36,000/year on her own ... if she'd just complete her teaching degree -- and added it's not Neal's fault she failed to "obtain any kind of employment."

Neal tells TMZ, "My concern is with my children and I'm infuriated they are being exploited and used to extort money from me."

It might be time to stop believin' ... for Amber, anyway.

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31.

Xiolablu    

He cares more about his gold digger girlfriend... She's raising the children. Hello? That counts for a lot, fine he doesnot want to pay, okay he needs to take care of them day after day like she does, he will gladly hand over a little extra... See how long he lasts with his new girl then! Ha!

569 days ago
32.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Those are some teeth!

569 days ago
33.

anony    

This guy is not a marrying type.
At least he has someone equal to his own worth now: Michaele Salahi.
Until he gets sick of her.

569 days ago
34.

get real    

Get a Job....... Her Job is to take care of this cheaters Minor children... He is Buying that white house crashing whore diamonds, this this and that. Take care of your kids loser. You can afford more than 3K a Month.

569 days ago
35.

R    

He should just increase the payments on his own.

569 days ago
36.

backfire    

She has two children and he is the father. $3,000 a month. So she has to go to work and find someone to take care of their children?

569 days ago
37.

TheBestHeEverHad    

I wish more judges were like this!

569 days ago
38.

GonzoBigD    

As Kanye said "She ain't messin' with no broke *****s".

569 days ago
39.

Angel    

That judge is right. Go get a job and help take care of the kids. It don't matter who he's sleeping with because he said his only concern is about the kids point blank.

569 days ago
40.

tver    

If I was her I would finish school and get a degree and get at least a masters. She can find a good paying job. It would increase her sense of accomplishment and give her more self esteem. It's always best to move on drop the bitterness and make a life for yourself. That's the key to happiness.
It's the adult thing to do.

569 days ago
41.

Southern Belle    

Regardless of who makes more money, since they are divorced both should be contributing financially. If she is not working that means that she is not which is irresponsible on her part. I'm not going to say that $3K isn't enough support because I don't know whether he is providing isurance, private school, etc. on top of the support.

569 days ago
42.

InterventionFan    

So a mother doesn't have to provide as well as long the father has money? A judge doesn't normally deny increase in c.s. unless she provided no valid reason for the increase and child support isn't based off what someone is worth it's based off what they MAKE and Journey isn't that big of a band anymore and most probally not aware but bands/artists only get royalties every 4 months and they're not all the same amount every time...

569 days ago
43.

cindy    

He cheated on her. He needs to pay! That Judge Sucks.

569 days ago
44.

Ih8Taxes    

He's worth millions and only pays $3K per month? He spends more than that on his worthless girlfriend.

569 days ago
45.

Lori    

He's not paying much for the amount of income he makes. I know "normal" people who pay nearly this much. He's a total D-bag, so I guess this should be no surprise.

569 days ago
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