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Jon Cryer's ex-wife wants $88,000 in child support so son can 'compete with his peers'

Maybe he can use that Emmy to persuade her to take less.

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Maybe he can use that Emmy to persuade her to take less.



Jon Cryer's ex-wife Sarah Trigger wants a little more money in child support for their own little half-man. Instead of the $8,000 she was getting, she now wants $88,000 PER MONTH. You know, just walking around money.

British actress Trigger, who is currently unemployed, made the request for son Charlie because she was granted 50 percent custody in June, her lawyer Keith Simpson told the New York Daily News. Prior to that, she only had the boy 4 percent of the time, he said (the pair divorced in 2004 after being married five years).

“It’s not that she wants this for herself. The child is 13 years old right now, and you have one parent earning an extraordinary income and the other parent with a normal income, and at that age, children are able to recognize who’s able to provide what,” Simpson said. “The reality is that when the child is with his father, he’s able to compete on a level playing field with his peers, and when he’s with his mother, he’s not."

His peers fo to the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, an educational institution filled to bursting with Hollywood kids. The do things like have giant Bar Mitzvahs and take vacations to other countries. You know, normal kid stuff.

“The child needs to be able to compete with his peers 100 percent of the time, and that means mom being able to afford to buy the things his peers receive,” Simpson added, “I don’t think it’s really healthy for there to be such a disparity. This is really about the child’s best interest.”

The request will go to court next year, unless Cryer and Trigger can reach a settlement. Jon's new wife Lisa Joyner and their adopted daughter may have a few suggestions on that front.

[Last modified: Friday, October 25, 2013 6:37pm]


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