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Charlie Sheen seeks to terminate child support

California residents may be interested to hear of a recent family law issue involving Charlie Sheen. The famous actor recently filed a motion to terminate child support paid to the mother of two of his children, Brooke Mueller. He believes that she is using the money to pay for rehab, which he has paid for in the past and is no longer his responsibility.

Currently, Sheen is paying $55,000 per month in child support to Mueller. However, the woman is not caring for the children. She has entered rehab to undergo treatment, and the children have been staying with Denise Richards, Sheen's ex-wife. Richards also cares for two daughters that she had with Sheen and a fifth child that she adopted.

California law provides that child support may be modified if there is a material change of circumstances that supports the change. Common examples of a material change are a decrease in the custodial parent's income, an increase in expenses or an increase in the non-custodial parent's income. However, a change of living situation may also lead to a change in child support. Since support is for the benefit of the children, a parent who is not living with the children may not be entitled to receive continued support.

When circumstances change, a family law attorney may be able to help negotiate a change to child support orders. If agreement is not possible, an attorney may be able to file modification paperwork.

Source: Cal. Family Code, Section 3651

Source: Huffington Post, "Charlie Sheen Wants To Stop Paying Child Support To Brooke Mueller", July 03, 2013

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