After weeks and weeks of speculation, Tristan ThompsonHe took to Instagram to confirm that he was the father of his child, and revealed the results of a paternity check. Maralee Nichols’ one-month-old son. After leaked texts between Thompson and the boy, Thompson claimed that child support would not be substantial because he was technically unemployed. What is the amount? WillThompson, what do you get?
Thompson Wants to ‘Amicably’Help Nichols Raise Son
Thompson wrote in the statement he posted to social media: “Today, paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to amicably raising our son.”
Morghan Leia Richardson, the Matrimonial Partner with Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP in New York City, This was her best estimateConsider what Nichols might be paying each month for a NBA star.
“In California, basic child support is owed until the child is 18, or 19-years-old if still in high school,”Richardson replied. When asked how much of Thompson’s millions the baby is entitled to, she said that “all is fair game for calculating child support.”
“For awards where the parties earn extremely high incomes, such as Tristan, the court will plug the numbers into the support calculator, but also consider several other factors,”She went on. “One argument for a larger award would be to ensure that the child has the same or similar lifestyle in both homes.”
How will the other children affect payments to Nichols
Thompson is also the father to True, Thompson’s daughter, whom he shares together with Khloe Kim Kardashian, as well as Prince, Thompson’s son, which he shares alongside Jordan Craig. Richardson suggests that this could play into the debate about how much Thompson should pay Nichols.
“Because Tristan is paying support for other children, that will be a factor in calculating how much support he will pay for this child,”She elaborated. “Reports show that his income is about $10mil so based on that number, and the report that he’s paying $40k per month for his son, when I run the calculator, I get an estimate of $34k per month.”
“Usually when a parent is already paying support for another child, that amount reduces the available income to pay support to later children,” Richardson continued. “There is certainly an argument that he should pay less because he’s already supporting other children, but then again, why should this child be treated differently? It will largely depend on Tristan’s legal team and what they can present to a judge.”
When asked about how Thompson’s retirement would affect the child support payments, Richardson said, “Sports players have a limited career span, and he has 3 young children to support. I hope that everyone involved in this is setting money aside for the kids. If he is injured or can no longer play, he may at some point seek a support reduction.”