Family Law Group, LLP
Call Our Attorneys Today 925-344-3524

California actor skips child support hearing

Columbus Short is an actor who lives in California, known for his part in "Scandal". The name of the TV show is fitting, as he has now been involved in a number of domestic incidents, including one dispute during which his estranged wife says that he told her he was going to kill her. They had been married for eight years in 2013, the year in which she decided that it was time to file for divorce.

Things did not get better for the two. Short was given a restraining order, which he reportedly broke half a dozen times. He was then told that he had to take all of his belongings out of the house that the two shared. In the wake of that order, he apparently broke into the home. He has now been told that he cannot go near his estranged wife until the end of next month.

A court case was held in Los Angeles recently to determine how much, if anything, the actor would need to pay in child support and spousal support. His wife showed up, but he did not. Neither did his legal team.

As a result, the judge simply ruled that he would need to give his wife $17,000 each month for her own support. On top of that, he would need to pay $4,542 each month for child support. To wrap the whole thing up, the judge also tacked his wife's legal fees onto the judgement, saying that he needed to cover that cost.

It is crucial to take all court dates, including child support hearings, seriously. Not going to court will not help bring about a ruling in one's favor.

Source: MSN, "Columbus Short's estranged wife wins big deal in court" No author given, Jun. 26, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Arrange A Personal Consultation And Get The Answers You Need

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you personally to discuss your situation and answer any questions you may have. Please call our family law attorneys at 925-344-3524 or contact us online to arrange a consultation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Offices Conveniently located in Livermore & Walnut Creek

Livermore Office
1840 4th Street, Suite 200
Livermore, CA 94550

Phone: 925-344-3524
Fax: 925-447-0272
Map & Directions

Walnut Creek Office
1990 N. California Blvd., Suite 600
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Phone: 925-344-3524
Fax: 925-447-0272
Map & Directions