If you ask any St. Paul, Minnesota resident to identify the hardest details to iron out during a divorce, chances are that they'll probably tell you that it is child support. Child support, from both the custodial parent and the non-custodial parent is critical for the proper physical, emotional and psychological development of a child whose parents are divorced. And if both parents cannot agree on the proper amount of child support, then it is usually the child who will suffer the most.
Recently, English rocker Liam Gallagher, from the 1990s super group Oasis settled his child support case with journalist Lisa Ghorbani who is the mother of their two year old daughter. Gallagher, who had been paying Ghorbani $5,000 per month, has agreed to change that amount. While the details of the settlement are confidential, the judge in the case said that the settlement was appropriate.
Ghorbani and Gallagher met in 2010 while the journalist was writing a story about the Oasis front man for the New York Times. While they never married, Ghorbani became pregnant with Gallagher's child during their relationship. The daughter, named Gemma, was born several years ago. Ghorbani maintains that Gallagher has never once come over from England to visit their child.
Ghorbani briefly spoke to the press outside the courtroom and said that she was pleased with the outcome of the case. She also said that she was relieved for her daughter's sake that the case was over. Initially, Ghorbani was seeking a $3 million dollar payment from Gallagher.
Divorced parents who are seeking a settlement for any child support issues should always try to maintain open lines of communication with each other. An experienced legal professional can sometimes help with this process.
Source: New York Post, Page Six. "Liam Gallagher settles two-year child support battle." March 26, 2015