California residents may be interested in a high-profile child support case in which involves Yankees slugger Robinson Cano, his former girlfriend and their three-year-old son. His son’s mother filed a lawsuit against him in September 2013 in the Dominican Republic, which is their home country. She made a comment to ESPN that Cano’s former lawyer tried to get her to accept monthly child support payments of $600 with a confidentiality provision that would require her to pay $47,000 if she violated it. She refused to sign the document, claiming that his advisers were trying to intimidate her.
Cano is refusing to discuss the child custody agreement in detail with the press, claiming that it is a private issue and that his former girlfriend is trying to bring him down. According to a press statement, he says he has done more than what was necessary to care for his child and mother, including purchasing toys and clothing. He is expecting his income to increase, because his representatives are looking to get him a 10-year $300 million deal during the off-season.
Cano’s former girlfriend stated that she feels as if she has been chasing money because the child support payments have come in sporadically and unannounced. She continued to say that her son is living in an underprivileged manner and sleeps in a 3-foot-by-6-foot crib cramped between her bed and a wall. According to her representative, Cano does not give enough money to his son.
Child support payments are important, because in many cases, they help pay for children’s education, health and living expenses. An attorney may help secure payment arrangements that reflect the best interests of the children involved. A skilled lawyer might research sources of income for the non-custodial parent in order to help arrange an equitable payment solution for the custodial parent.
Source: Fox Sports, “Cano in ugly child-support case“, Nick Creegan, October 04, 2013