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$900,000 is too much child support for Brendan Fraser

Many of us in Louisiana know actor Brendan Fraser from his leading roles in the "Mummy" films and "George of the Jungle." Although he's clearly had a successful career, he recently told a court he can no longer afford the $900,000 a year he was ordered to pay in child support after his divorce. Fraser told a court that he suffers from multiple medical issues that have cost him a substantial amount of money. He is seeking a reduction in child support payments.

Fraser and his ex split in 2009. During their divorce, he claimed an earning potential of $0 for the next year because he had no acting jobs in the works. Earlier this year, however, his ex-wife went to the courts claiming Fraser lied about his income She argued that he hid $9 million worth of earnings. He currently has roles in three moves that have not yet been released.

Many people in Louisiana know how important child support is. While most aren't getting $900,000 a year, the money custodial parents do get often provides their children with everyday necessities. Unfortunately, some noncustodial parents fail to make payments.

Child support is not an option, and it is not a choice. Parents who are ordered to pay child support are required to do so by law. Failing to make payments is illegal. Custodial parents who are not receiving the child support they are due should know that there are ways to take action. You can speak to your local child services department or work with attorney experienced in child support enforcement.

Source: Huffington Post, "Brendan Fraser Broke, Can't Afford $900,000 Child Support Payment To Ex-Wife," Feb. 15, 2013

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