Charlie Sheen is hoping to convince a Los Angeles judge to end his child support payments to his ex-wife Brooke Mueller by using his former TV co-star Jon Cryer's previous court victory as a legal precedent. The star recently filed a request to halt his monthly installments of $55,000 (£35,484) to Mueller - because his four-year-old twins, Bob and Max, are no longer living with their mother.
The boys were removed from her home by child welfare officials in May (13), following concerns the troubled ex Mrs. Sheen was using drugs again.
The former real estate agent has since attempted to kick her longterm struggles with substance abuse by checking into a rehabilitation centre, where she remains under doctors' supervision, and Sheen's second wife, Denise Richards, has been taking care of the boys.
In a bid to bolster his case, Sheen has made reference to his former Two and a Half Men colleague Cryer's court fight with British actress Sarah Trigger, who he divorced in 2004.
Trigger was arrested in 2009 amid allegations of child abuse and temporarily lost custody of their son, ironically named Charlie. Cryer used her legal woes to request his support payments be reduced from $10,000 per month to zero - and the judge agreed.
Sheen claims Cryer's win set a precedent and he wants the judge overseeing his case to deliver a similar verdict, reports TMZ.com.
Sheen's court documents also reveal that he earns more than $740,000 (£477,419)-a-month before taxes, and already handles all expenses for his boys, which amount to an estimated $30,000 (£19,355)-a-month, on top of the child support fees.
The actor feared Mueller was using the child support money to foot the cost of her own drug treatment.
Actor Charlie Sheen has asked a Los Angeles judge to put a stop to his child support payments to his ex-wife Brooke Mueller while she seeks treatment in rehab as their twin boys are no longer in her care. The Anger Management star had previously agreed to pay the former real estate agent $55,000 (£35,484)-a-month to cover the expenses of their sons Bob and Max following their split in 2010, but the four-year-old kids were removed from Mueller's home in May (13) after child welfare officials suspected she was using drugs again.
She subsequently sought professional help to kick her longterm struggle with substance abuse and checked into a medical facility, where she remains under doctors' supervision.
Sheen's second wife, Denise Richards, offered to temporarily take in Bob and Max so they could spend time with their half-sisters, Lola and Sam, and the move was given the official seal of approval by a judge in May (13).
Now the TV star is taking action to stop boosting Mueller's bank balance as he is convinced the child support funds are being used to cover the costs of her treatment, reports TMZ.com.
Sheen has also reportedly offered to increase the amount he hands over to Richards in support payments to help her out as she looks after all four children, in addition to her adopted baby girl Eloise, but the former Bond girl refused the kind gesture.
Richards previously stepped in to look after Sheen's sons in 2011 when Mueller sought treatment at another rehab facility.
Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Brooke Mueller has followed Lindsay Lohan's lead and quit the Betty Ford rehab clinic in favour of another treatment centre. The former real estate agent checked into UCLA Medical Center in May (13) to undergo treatment for an ongoing issue with prescription drug addiction and subsequently enrolled in a recovery programme at the fabled retreat near Palm Springs, California.
However, she has since left Betty Ford and switched to a facility in Orange County, where professionals will help her better transition back into her everyday life, reports TMZ.com.
News of Mueller's exit comes just a day after Lohan walked out of Betty Ford and headed to the Cliffside clinic in Malibu to complete her 90-day course of court-ordered treatment, which began on 2 May (13).
Denise Richards has opened up about the difficulties of raising five children as a single mother after taking in her ex-husband Charlie Sheen's twin boys. Richards is looking after the actor's two-year-old sons, Bob and Max, while their mother Brooke Mueller is in a rehabilitation clinic, and the former Bond girl also has three girls - Sam and Lola by Sheen, and adopted daughter Eloise.
Richards insists she didn't have to think twice about helping Sheen out with his parenting duties, telling Us Weekly magazine, "You just figure it out because you don't have a choice. You have these children depending on you. You prioritise. I had children because I want to be a parent, and I want to be there for them. I think my biggest challenge is their different activities sometimes overlap. I have a good schedule going. You just manage."
The 42 year old also admits her relationship with the former Two and a Half Men star has improved over the years since their divorce in 2006.
She adds, "My situation with Charlie is... so much better. There are a lot of feelings and emotions there, but at the end of the day, our daughters benefit from us getting along, and (I do), too. I don't want to have an unhealthy relationship with him, something toxic with a lot of animosity. Life's too short for that. We actually enjoy hanging out, and we enjoy being with the kids."
Charlie Sheen treated his ex-wife Denise Richards to a private plane ride on America's Mother's Day (12May13) so she could make it home to take their two daughters to school on Monday (13May13). The former Bond girl was working in New York on Sunday (12May13), and revealed to her Twitter.com followers that she was heading to famed toy store FAO Schwarz to pick up treats for her three girls - Sam and Lola by Sheen, and adopted daughter Eloise.
She explained, "I've never had to work on Mom's day... NY then home tonight! Made a stop at FAO for toys for the kiddies."
Richards later took to her Instagram.com page to heap praise on Sheen for providing her with luxury transport to make the trip home so she could resume her motherly duties.
She revealed, "Greatest ex charlie sheen my mom's day gift flying me home on his plane so I can take the kids to school."
Richards is also caring for Sheen's twin sons, Bob and Max, as their mother Brooke Mueller tackles rehab again.
Charlie Sheen's twin sons will continue to stay with the actor's second wife Denise Richards as their mother Brooke Mueller tackles rehab again, a Los Angeles judge has ruled. Four-year-old boys Max and Bob were removed from Mueller's home last Thursday (02May13) after officials from the Department of Children and Family Services deemed the property an "unsafe environment", reportedly because of the former realtor's suspected drug use.
Richards agreed to take temporary custody of the kids, so they could stay with their half-sisters Sam and Lola, and Mueller subsequently checked into UCLA Medical Center to undergo treatment for prescription drug addiction.
The former Bond girl headed to court with Sheen and Mueller's lawyers on Tuesday (07May13), when the judge overseeing the case agreed Richards' care was best for the boys, reports TMZ.com.
The actress previously stepped in to look after Sheen's sons in 2011 when Mueller sought treatment at another rehab facility.
The ongoing custody arrangement is sure to make the actor happy - he released a statement through his representative on Friday (03May13), insisting Richards' home was the best place for the twins.
The statement read: "Charlie supports the actions of the Department of Children and Family Services. He knows Max and Bob are safe and in a stable, loving environment with Denise and the boys' sisters."
Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Brooke Mueller checked in to a rehab facility in Los Angeles on Friday (03May13) just one day after the former couple's two boys were removed from her care. Mueller was voluntarily admitted to the UCLA Medical Center to receive treatment for prescription drug abuse while her children, four-year-old twins Max and Bob, have been placed with Sheen's ex-wife Denise Richards.
Child welfare officials decided that Mueller's home was an "unsafe environment" for kids after reports suggested that she was using drugs again but the socialite has vowed to clean up her act for her children.
It was previously reported that Mueller was involuntarily held at the same treatment facility last week (ends03May13) and was allegedly released on Friday before checking back into the facility voluntarily.
Mueller's representative, Steve Honig, tells WENN, "Despite reports to the contrary, Brooke is currently at UCLA Medical Center where she has been since being admitted May 3. Brooke will be there for several more days, and will likely transition directly into a residential treatment facility to get help for prescription drug abuse. Brooke misses her children, and wants to get healthy so she can resume her life and get back to being a mom."
Richards previously stepped in to look after Sheen's kids in 2011 when Mueller sought treatment at a rehab facility.
Charlie Sheen has given his ex-wife Denise Richards the OK to look after his twin sons after they were removed from their mother's home in California on Thursday night (02May13) and placed in her care. His four-year-old boys with troubled Brooke Mueller will stay with Richards until officials decide where the brothers will be housed permanently at a hearing next week (beg06May13), while their mum attempts to deal with her latest problems.
And Sheen's representative tells TMZ.com that the actor is happy to hear his second wife has stepped in to look after his kids - as she did when Mueller underwent treatment in rehab in 2011.
The rep says, "Charlie supports the actions of the Department of Children and Family Services. He knows Max and Bob are safe and in a stable, loving environment with Denise and the boys' sisters."
The twins were taken from their mother's home by L.A. County D.C.F.S. officers, who decided Mueller's home was an "unsafe environment" due to her suspected drug use.
Sheen's rep insists the actor will "fully co-operate and fully participate in all proceedings" concerning the welfare of his sons.
Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Brooke Mueller has lost custody of the former couple's twin boys. TMZ.com reports Sheen's sons were removed from Mueller's California home on Thursday night (02May13) after child welfare officials decided the place was an "unsafe environment" for kids.
Reports suggest officials determined Mueller's home was unsafe because they suspected she was using drugs again.
Sources claim four-year-old Bob and Max have been placed in the care of Sheen's second wife Denise Richards, who took charge of the boys when their mother sought treatment for substance abuse issues in 2011.
According to the website, a court hearing has been set for next week (begs06May13) to determine where the boys should be housed more permanently.
A spokesman for Mueller tells WENN, "We're not commenting on any of this."
Reality TV star Brandi Glanville wants Denise Richards to play her in a TV series about her former husband's new life with singer Leann Rimes because she's convinced the Bond girl can understand what she has to deal with as the ex-wife. Cibrian and Rimes are reportedly pitching a reality-based scripted comedy based on their life together to network executives, and the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star tells In Touch magazine she has one special casting request.
She explains, "I’d want Denise Richards to play me. She’s been through similar situations... and she’s hot!"
Richards became the ex-wife to Charlie Sheen after a bitter divorce and custody battle, but the former lovers are now friends and co-parents to their two daughters. Richards even stepped in to help her ex-husband look after his twins by another ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, when she underwent treatment for substance abuse.
And Glanville insists she won't be doing anything to scupper a potential TV deal for her ex-husband and her one-time love rival, whose affair with Cibrian, broke up her marriage.
She adds, "I have gotten to be on Real Housewives because of my entire situation, and now so many doors have opened for me. I am really happy where I am and wish everyone the best with everything."
Met April 2006; Announced engagement July 2007; Married May 30, 2008; Sheen filed for divorce Nov. 1, 2010, stating in documents that they separated the same day as a Christmas 2009 altercation that led to assault charges against him; Divorce finalized May 2, 2011