The King of Malibu got off easy this time around.
Even though Mel Gibson will have to pay a large amount of child support (as he should!) to ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva for their 5-month-old daughter, Lucia, he won't have to give her any alimony payments since the couple wasn't legally married. Attorney Steven Knowles, who is not involved in the case, explains:
"This is not dissolution of marriage action. The mother would have rights to child support, which in the case of Mr. Gibson, will be very substantial. He is what we call a high-income earner, and there is a high-income earner stipulation that says they must pay any amount reasonably necessary for the support of the child. Merely living together and having a child does not give the mother any rights to property and certainly no spousal support."
Sources say, he'll most likely have to pay around $12,000 to $15,000 a month to his baby momma, which is chump change when you consider how much he'll be giving to his ex-wife of THREE DECADES, Robyn. She's getting half of everything in their divorce settlement.
The cool thing is that a close friend to the couple says the split was "amicable" and "They're still friends and they'll both raise Lucia together." Good for them!
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