Jon Cryer’s ex loses bid for big child support increase

Actor Jon Cryer has saved himself $80,000 (£50,000) hike in his child support payments after a Los Angeles judge rejected his ex-wife’s petition for extra funds. Sarah Trigger filed the request in October (13), alleging the former couple’s 13-year-old son, Charlie Austin, had become a subject of ridicule at school because he could no longer keep up with his wealthy school friends, whose parents take them on “exotic vacations” and throw lavish parties, on the $8,000 (£5,000)-a-month his mum receives from his dad.
She also attempted to justify a bigger cheque by claiming that she now looks after Charlie 50 per cent of the time, instead of the four per cent she had previously spent with her child.
However, a judge dismissed Trigger’s arguments in court on Wednesday (29Jan14), insisting there had been no change in circumstances that would require a big boost in child support, reports
The Two and a Half Men star, who divorced Trigger in 2004, was ordered to give his ex monthly payments of $8,000 in 2011.
Cryer is also a dad to daughter Daisy with Lisa Joyner, his wife of seven years.