4:22 PM PT -- Sources connected to Jean claim she is indeed seeking back support. One source described it as certain "obligations" Strahan has failed to cover, even though their 2009 settlement calls for him to do so.
However, sources in Michael's world tell us the suit Jean filed in NY is NOT an effort to enforce unpaid support, instead it is a suit to "modify" their prior settlement -- meaning increase the monthly payments. We're also told Jean filed the same suit last year in North Carolina -- where she lives with their girls -- but there's been no decision yet in that state.
1:55 PM PT -- Once the hearing began, the judge cleared the court with the exception of Michael, Jean and their attorneys. Our sources say there was no ruling today on child support, and the judge set the next court date for October.
1:08 PM PT -- The hearing's over, and we just got a shot of Michael as he walked out of court with his bodyguard leading the way.
No word yet on what the outcome was of the hearing.
Michael Strahan is going to war with one of his ex-wives over child support -- and the ex-NFL superstar just arrived to court in Manhattan for a hearing on the issue.
Our sources connected to Michael say he is NOT behind on his child support payments to his ex-wife, Jean Muggli Strahan. However, she is presumably seeking to increase his monthly payments.
The standoff is between Michael and Jean -- his second ex-wife -- who have twin daughters together, Sophia and Isabella, who are now almost 15 years old. Jean and her attorney Shannon Simpson, from the law firm Cohen Clair, was also present for Monday's hearing.
Michael is obviously doing very well for himself -- following his lucrative Hall of Fame career in the NFL, he's now hosting "Good Morning America" and 2 other shows on ABC. It seems likely Jean is seeking an increase based on his increased income.
Michael and Jean married way back in 1999, but they split in 2006, and the divorce was nasty. Their divorce proceedings dragged on for months, and the judge eventually awarded Jean $15.3 million and set Michael's child support for their daughters at $18,000 per month.