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Fast food restaurant heiress ordered to pay hefty child support

Posted by Thomas Pettinicchi of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Feb 12, 2013 in Child Support

There are many misconceptions when it comes to determining child support payments. Some people may wrongly assume that they will be entitled to collect payments just because they are the mother. Others may presuppose that their incomes will be wiped out if they are ordered to make payments.

However, the reality of child support is that there is a clear formula in place to determine child support payments in Connecticut. By entering critical financial information into a program, the amount of child support that a parent will pay or receive weekly can be computed. Depending on these figures and custody arrangements, it can be determined who will pay how much to the other parent.

Recently, the 30-year-old owner of In-N-Out Burger, a popular West coast fast food chain, was ordered to $19,000 in child support every month for two children. People may be surprised to hear that the owner is the children's mother. Generally, people think that it is always the father who is ordered to pay child support. But as parental roles continue to shift in this society, family law solutions also shift to address these changes.

People may have also been surprised at the hefty monthly payments that the woman was ordered to make to her ex-husband, with whom she shares joint custody of their two children. It is likely that this financial arrangement was established because the woman is currently the youngest female billionaire in the country. In addition to the $19,000 in monthly payments for the care of her children, the woman is also contributing additional money for their private school tuition as well.

Every family's situation is a little different. When parents are working to establish and enforce child custody and support arrangements for their own family, it can be important to work with an attorney who understands this.

Source: Huffington Post, "Lynsi Torres, In-N-Out Owner, To Pay $19K Per Month In Child Support," Feb. 8, 2013

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