According to an article in the Ionia Sentinel-Standard, Thirty-nine-year-old Texas resident James Sink made a guilty plea on Tuesday, March 29 in Ionia County Court in Michigan to not paying child support amounting to $40,625 to an Ionia County woman.
Sink missed his child support obligations from April 2009 to September 2014. He will be facing a nine-month jail sentence if he refuses to pay the woman $500 a month immediately.
Also, 38-year-old actress and real estate investor Brooke Jaye Mueller said that her ex-husband, 50-year-old actor Carlos Irwin Estevez, who is better known as Charlie Sheen, has only paid her $10,563 in child support for the month of March and the same amount for the month of April this year, even though it explicitly says in their 2011 divorce settlement that she would be paid $55,000 per month in child support, as she was allowed by the courts a share of Sheen’s income from the Warner Brothers sitcom he was a part of back then.
Mueller said Sheen owed her $89,000 in back child support payments. They were married for three years before filing a divorce petition. Mueller was granted primary custody of their seven-year-old twin boys named Bob and Max.
However, Sheen has argued that because he is now earning only an average of $87,384 per month, much lower than the $613,421 per month that he received when he was still a cast of the sitcom Two and a Half Men, the changes in the payments are in line with their agreement in the divorce settlement. Furthermore, Sheen in March filed petitions to reduce his child support to Mueller, noting that his income has “changed significantly since the time the judgment entered in 2011” and that he is currently paying for “additional housing expenses” for his children. A child support lawyer website says that sometimes agreements can be adjusted to be more representative of your current financial circumstances.
Sheen is also paying child support to his ex-wife, 45-year-old actress and former fashion model Denise Lee Richards, who is the mother of her daughters, 12-year-old Sam and 10-year-old Lola.