A professional baseball player has been ordered to pay more than $12,000 a month in child support to his ex-mistress. This amount is a far cry from the $100,000 a month she originally requested. The first baseman has also been court-ordered to finance the children’s schooling, health insurance and extra-curricular activities. In Wyoming and other states, child support is often determined by financial disclosure documents.

A lawsuit revealed the baseball superstar’s affair that produced two children, a son now 5 and a daughter 2. After the second child was born, the woman became increasingly agitated because Cabrera refused to leave his wife. The woman repeatedly threatened to expose their relationship and file a paternity suit. He claims the more money he gave her, the greater her demands became.

According to court documents, Cabrera, who plays for the Detroit Tigers, was paying the woman $20,000 a month in child support but lowered the amount this past summer. The baseball legend insists that along with the child support, additional perks included overseas trips, cruises, lavish birthday parties for the children and a luxury automobile. Court records show her living expenses to be almost $10,000 including car payment and insurance.

Most parents in Wyoming and elsewhere will never quite grasp this amount of money, but the principle is still the same. Parents have every right to request that their child support arrangement is modified. The goal is to ensure that the needs of the children are met financially. An attorney will guide the parent through the legal process for the best possible outcome for all involved.

Source: freep.com, “Miguel Cabrera’s ex-mistress gets $12K a month in child support“, Tresa Baldas, April 4, 2018