Football fans in Pennsylvania may know that Antonio Cromartie is the father of multiple children. Currently, Cromartie pays $336,000 per year in support to the eight children that he has fathered with seven different women. That equates to $3,500 a month for each child. In addition to those children, he has two more kids with his current wife and is expecting two more.
In 2010, Cromartie was given a $500,000 advance to pay back child support. He is currently signed to a four-year contract worth $32 million with the New York Jets. However, the majority of his salary is not guaranteed, which means he could lose out on that salary if he gets cut.
When a couple has a child together, both parents are generally required to look out for his or her well-being. This is true whether the couple is in a relationship or not. In some cases, a parent may be required to pay child support even if he or she has limited or no parental rights to his or her son or daughter. This is because such support is deemed to be in the best interest of the child.
Child support may be determined by a variety of factors such as the income of both parents and whether or not a parent is paying support to any other children. Typically, support payments are used to help feed, clothe and provide shelter for minor children or children over the age of 18 who are in college or have special needs. An attorney may be able to help a parent compel compliance with an existing order or help to get it modified. Furthermore, an attorney may help an individual have an order terminated when the child reaches the age of majority.