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What will happen with Halle Berry's support modification request?

Some people who are experiencing difficulties with paying (or receiving) child support may not believe that the system is fair. Essentially they may believe that women are treated differently than men. Fathers may have an inherent expectation imposed on them that they are supposed to go out and get a job so that they can pay support, while women may be given a pass when they cannot find work because of how much time they must spend with the child because of numerous financial barriers (most notably, child care costs) that prevent them from working.

This notion usually works in favor of mothers who receive support. In the case of Halle Berry, it appears to be having the opposite effect. Berry and her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry agreed to a child support accord in June where Berry would pay him $16,000 per month in child support. Berry also agreed to pay retroactive support as well as Aubry’s legal fees.

Apparently something has happened between the two since the last order was issued. Berry recently filed a motion asking a family court judge to reduce her obligation, explaining that Aubry is not working and is content by simply living off the child support he receives, and because of this, he is abusing the system. She is asking the court to reduce the support payments to $3000 per month.

Child support payments are generated by considering both parents’ incomes, the amount of parenting time ordered, and whether either parent is subject to other court ordered support amounts (i.e. child support or spousal support). They may also be modified if there are substantial changes in a party’s financial status that would justify a change.

In the meantime, it remains to be seen how the court will rule on this latest motion. 

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