On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Support on Friday, December 23, 2016.
Fans of Daytime Emmy Award winner and television personality Sherri Shepherd may be interested in knowing that she may soon be heading back to family court. According to reports, the Illinois native’s former husband and father of the ex-couple’s young son, Lamar Sally, is seeking an increase in child support as well as an additional $75,000 in order to cover his associated legal fees.
The previous support order was based upon Shepherd’s earnings of an estimated $1.2 million per year. Sally believes that this figure has now increased to at least $3 million per year and is probably more. Sally, who works as a substitute teacher earning less than $187 per day, also says that the minor child suffers from a genetic disorder that requires frequent medical care.
After pursuing surrogacy together, Shepherd and Sally separated in 2014 before the birth of the resultant child occurred. Previously in 2016, the court denied Shepherd’s 2015 request to an appeal in regard to an earlier ruling that Shepherd is “contractually obligated to finance expenses incurred” by the surrogate carrier. In the denied appeal, Shepherd wanted to ask that her name be removed from the now 2-year-old child’s birth certificate.
Child support is determined by statutory guidelines in Illinois. The net income of the non-custodial parent is pivotal, but the costs of both child care and medical treatment are also considered. Because child support orders can be adjusted under certain circumstances, people who believe that the conditions surrounding their case have substantially changed may find it beneficial to seek legal counsel for guidance.
Source: E Online, “Sherri Shepherd’s Ex-Husband Lamar Sally Demanding More Child Support for Their 2-Year-Old Son,” McKenna Aiello, Dec. 12, 2016