Rob Kardashian has agreed to pay $20,000 a month in child support, ending a vicious custody battle with his former fiancée, Blac Chyna.
As part of the agreement, Chyna dropped her domestic violence allegations against the reality TV star.
The pair had announced their engagement and pregnancy in May 2016, then split a month later. A month after the baby was born in November, Kardashian wrote in an Instagram post that Chyna had taken the baby and left his home.
The subsequent battle over custody included Kardashian posting “revenge porn” on social media of Chyna, posts that have since been deleted. She accused him of cyber bullying, and was granted a temporary restraining order against him.
According to the agreement, the two will share custody of Dream and Kardashian will pay $20,000 a month for child support.
We’re betting you were as surprised as we were when you learned that when Rob Kardashian, 30, and Blac Chyna, 29, settled their child custody battle over Dream Kardashian, he agreed to pay $20K per month in child support! Obviously that’s way higher than most child support, but according to David Pisarra, a family law expert and divorce attorney in California, that steep payment can be explained. When determining what Rob will turn over to Chyna, David says the courts look at his income and determine what is appropriate. And him being a Kardashian doesn’t exactly help him in this case.
“20k is a lot of money a month in terms of what a child needs to be fed and clothed and supported but it is not a lot when you consider how much Rob is making because the court looks at it and says we want equivalent living standards,” a family law said. “We don’t want one parent living in a mansion while the other is forced to live in a studio apartment in Compton. So we pay support to help equalize the living conditions.”
He went on to explain that some parents opt to pay more than is asked of them in the hopes that this will grant them more time with, in this case, their insanely precious child. “So Rob may be showing a lot of income, or he could be overpaying to get more time with Dream which most fathers do. Most fathers get extorted for more money to get more time with their children and pay it gladly,” he stated.
David also hinted that Dream’s mother might have held some unsavory information over Rob’s head which forced him to fork over more money than he would have otherwise! “We don’t know why Rob agreed to pay this large amount, it could be something totally separate. For all we know, Blac could have some dirt on Rob that she used for leverage in this deal and he doesn’t want that coming out, so he is willing to pay whatever she asks.”
Also there are times when the income of the party is so high that the Judge has discretion to order an amount they deem just and reasonable.