Kelly Clarkson’s Help Cash To Brandon Blackstock A Win: Lawyer – Hollywood Life
Since Kelly Clarkson earns “significantly” more than ex-Brandon Blackstock, a lawyer explains that the figure of $ 150,000 is only about “12-18%” of the monthly income of talk show hosts.
Kelly Clarkson, 39, has to pay her ex Brandon Blackstock, 44, a high monthly allowance for child and spouse support while the two finalize their hard divorce. According to legal documents, American Idol alum was ordered to pay him a combined $ 200,000 per month – which is reduced to $ 150,000 in spousal support and an additional $ 45,601 in child support for the child’s daughter River rose, 7 and son Remington Alexander, 5, and $ 1.25 million to cover Brandon’s divorce costs. While that seems like a sky-high number, an attorney says $ 200,000 a month could very well be a “win” for Kelly.
“Apparently this could be a ‘win’ for Kelly. Blackstock originally filed a spousal support claim of $ 301,000 per month and its original claim of $ 135,000 in child support, ”the family law attorney said Sabrina Shaheen Cronin, and managing partner of The Cronin Law Firm, declares HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. Given that Brandon’s combined requested amount was originally $ 435,000, her potential monthly payment is 50% lower than it could have been.
Brandon Blackstock & Kelly Clarkson got married in 2013. (Shutterstock)
As Sabrina explains, the amount deducted is based on both parents’ income, along with their taxes, and the percentage of time each parent has with their children. Aside from reducing it to $ 200,000, other factors Kelly needs to consider are potential future income – especially if she earns more than she does now and if his financial situation changes. Especially Kelly and the talent manager – the stepson of Reba McEntire – married in 2013. They welcomed daughter River in 2014 and son Remi in 2016.
Although Kelly was sentenced to pay the amount, it’s important to note that she can appeal the verdict. “While Kelly can appeal the verdict, she may not want to. Considering her income and the fact that Blackstock’s income could fall (it has been reported that he will move to Montana and give up his talent management career) as her income increases and the fact that she has been ordered to pay his legal fees, if she is most likely she will just cut her losses and move on, ”Sabrina tells HL.
Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock can be seen at a film premiere with their two children. (Shutterstock)
Specifically, she says Kelly “most likely will not prevail” as she tries to tackle the $ 45,000 child support figure. “The guidelines for helping children are pretty rigid, and although Kelly has the children most of the time, Blackstock still has them about 15% of the time and is therefore entitled to funds to help him with the children of the parties in his Care and custody, ”she explains.
Spousal support is based on 40% of their monthly net income as per the Policies, reduced by half of Blackstock’s monthly net income. “Remember, however, that everything is negotiable and the support payments can often be more or less than a court would order,” says Sabrina half of the duration of the marriage, whereby “marriage” is defined as the time between the day of marriage and the day of separation. For these reasons alone, it can prevail. “