While Kelly Clarkson has publicly stated that her primary concern during this difficult time is her children, soon-to-be ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock seems to have more lucrative priorities. During the couple’s most recent divorce proceedings, Blackstock petitioned the court to grant him $436,000 in monthly child/spousal support, leaving many to question his motives.
Brandon Blackstock Seeks Large Monthly Support Payment from Kelly Clarkson
Singing sensation, Kelly Clarkson has been going through what appears to be a pretty nasty divorce. Despite her very public platform, Clarkson has not taken the opportunity to throw stones.
The singer has repeatedly said that her priority is her children and protecting their hearts. Alternatively, Brandon Blackstockis using his wife’s success as lucrative leverage in their divorce proceedings.
According to People Magazine, Kelly’s estranged husband wants the court to grant him alimony and child support payments each month to the tune of $436,000. Court documents break down that amount to be consistent of $301k for ‘spousal support’ and another $135k for child support.
If the court agrees, Kelly Clarkson’s former husband will walk away with more than $5 million each year in just support from the separation, which is about half of what her total net worth is reported at currently.
Blackstock is Dragging His Heels
Despite the fact that Clarkson has offered to cover all of her children’s expenses, People reports that Blackstock is doing everything he can to complicate and drag out the negotiations. The publication reports that after losing primary custody Brandon remains “unreasonable in his requests for child and spousal support, as well as attorney fees.”
Despite having a successful career of his own, he appears to ‘think he is entitled to and needs $301K in spousal support and $135K in child support per month.”
People‘s source reports that Blackstock has hired seven lawyers to work his case. It seems that his expensive legal team is also adding to the costs involved. In addition to child support and alimony – he is asking for $2 million dollars to cover his legal fees.
Where is the Money Going?
Many find the monetary support requests considerably high — and are wondering exactly where the money would be going. Child support is to care for the needs of children. Kelly has already agreed to cover all of her children’s expenses. So, who is the child support supporting exactly?
This question becomes even more relevant when you add that Kelly Clarkson was recently granted primary custody of the children.
Originally, Blackstock wanted the children to travel between Montana & their home in Los Angeles. However – the judge ruled in Kelly’s favor. The judge ruled that the children will remain in California with their mother. Additionally, Brandon will need to travel to their LA location for what they call ‘visitation and parenting time.’
Kelly Clarkson is Grace Under Fire
Despite the way her ex is behaving – Kelly Clarkson has shown to be a pillar of grace under fire. She has kept her cool on social media and television. Kelly is taking the high road.
Kelly refuses to say anything negative toward her children’s father publicly. She has, however, briefly mentioned the situation on her daytime talk show.
If you wonder why the singer is so tight-lipped about the situation — Kelly Clarkson says,
“I’m usually very open and I usually talk about everything but in this case, I will talk a little bit here and there about how it affects me personally, but probably won’t go too far into it because I’m a mama bear and my kids come first.”
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