The actor Charlie Sheene recently filed for divorce. Unlike most fathers, lucky Sheene will get joint custody of the twins he had with Brooke Mueller. He will also have to pay a monthly $55,000 in child support to Mueller.
Let see; $55,000, that’s 5,000 more than…the 2009 YEARLY median American household income of $49,945 (US Census Bureau). We all know that the alleged job of family courts is to foster children happiness. $55,000 monthly, that’s clearly a new high to the price of happiness, and a new low to decency.
In the case of Sheene, L.A. Superior Court does not know the difference between child support (what raising a child reasonably – even in Hollywood- requires) and alimony to a spouse, which is the outcome of a deal between two divorcing spouses. That’s not helping the credibility of family courts.