Child Support and Boxing

Evander Holyfield settled his child support case against one of the many mothers of his children by agreeing to set aside $100,000 in a college fund for his 10-year-old son.  Holyfield also consented to pay private school tuition before college, reinstated health insurance for his son and settled $4,500 in attorney fees.  He was facing potential jail time for his failure to pay support.

In Oregon, a court cannot force a parent to agree to pay for private school tuition.  Often times, parties will agree to split the cost of private school tuition if they reach a settlement outside of court.  Private school tuition, with the exception of cases where a parent proves that private school is a medical necessity for a child, is not included in child support calculations. 

It is sad to see that the once great Holyfield has fallen so far.

About Daniel Margolin

Daniel Margolin is a founding partner of Stephens & Margolin LLP and a Portland, Oregon native. His practice focuses on all aspects of family law litigation. Dan applies his litigation expertise to provide additional expertise when assisting clients with Family Law Appeals and Collaborative Divorce matters. To find out more or contact Daniel Margolin, visit Stephens & Margolin LLP
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