Child support dispute among high profile couple makes headlines

When parents decide to end a marriage, they are technically no longer obligated to each other. However, parents always have an obligation to their children, even financially. These days, it often takes incomes of both parents to economically meet the needs of children. In Georgia, noncustodial parents are often required to pay child support to custodial parents to ensure that children are supported financially. It is common for discrepancies and disagreements to arise regarding these payments, even with celebrity parents.

A child support battle between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie continues to make headlines. The two movie stars have been involved in a dispute since filing for divorce in 2016. Reportedly, Jolie accused Pitt of neglecting to pay child support. However, Pitt alleges that he loaned Jolie $8 million to purchase a home after their split.

Jolie claims that the loan was not child support and should not be counted toward Pitt's child support payments. According to reports, Pitt has paid over $1.3 million in child support over the past two years. Apparently, Pitt believes that Jolie's claims are off base. Sources close to Pitt say that Jolie just made $20 million for her role in a new film and is not experiencing financial problems.

Celebrities are often held to a higher standard, but like everyone else, they too must abide by established laws and guidelines. Unfortunately, disputes and disagreements only have negative effects on children. Child support laws can be complicated and confusing. Those in Georgia who have questions regarding child support should consult a legal representative. An experienced family law attorney could provide guidance and answer any questions that parents may have regarding these laws.

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