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Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes Child Support Settlement

Submitted by on August 24, 2012 – 1:46 pm Comments

In the divorce settlement between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Tom got off easy. Though what they consider easy would make most of us normal people cry. As far as alimony Katie gets a whole lot of NOTHING however Tom has been ordered to pay 4.8 million in child support the next 12 years until Suri turns 18. That breaks down to $400,000 a year $33,333.33 a month, yes that is thirty three thousand three hundred and thirty three dollars and thirty three cents a month, just to support their child.

It just seems insane to me because most families support themselves on that annually with more than one child. Yes I realize that there is a life style they are accustom to, but they could live above their means on even half that amount. Also Tom Cruise has been ordered to pay for medical, dental, vision, extra-curricular activities, and schooling, which since we all know Suri will not attend a normal run of the mill public school. Although the couple did agree on no boarding school, Scientology school, or the like, so likely it will be a private prep school of some kind.

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Though Katie did say she wanted nothing from Tom but a divorce, so in hind sight this is actually a very fair deal. Though their version of “cheap” child support just makes you think “What the Hell” It is just insane to think about because that money is not counting any jobs Katie might do to bring in an income. She could have even gotten more had they decided not to settle and gone to court. She may not be getting spousal support, but just on child support alone she would not have to worry about working, her child support alone is more than enough to provide for their daughter and she would still never have to want for anything. Especially because if Mommy will not get Suri something then all she has to do is go to daddy and he can get it for her.

What do you think? Did Tom Cruise get off cheap? Should he be paying more or do you think the amount is more than fair by celeb standards? Because we all know Tom is worth a lot more then 4.8 million dollars. I can see Katie’s point though because asking for something more from Tom Cruise would require more from both parties and who could blame her for not wanting that? After all there is a reason she is divorcing him in the first place so OBVIOUSLY she does not want to spend any extra time with him that is not necessary.

Kimberly Bureau

Mother of two girls and loves everything about Celebrity News. Writer of “What The Hell”.

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