Many celebrity and unfamous spouses share one trait. Child and spousal support can be a difficult issue in their divorce. Kelly Clarkson’s former spouse, 43-year-old talent manager Brandon Blackstock, is seeking $436,000 in monthly support from the 38-year-old talk show host.
Summer divorce filing
Clarkson and Blackstock met in 2006 at a rehearsal for the Academy of Country Music Awards where she sang a duet with Rascal Flatts. Blackstone was the group’s tour manager. They married in 2013 and Clarkson filed for divorce from Blackstone in June. Irreconcilable difference was cited as the cause.
They share their 6-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son, but Clarkson was recently awarded primary custody. Clarkson intends to work in live in Los Angeles while Blackstock plans to live in Montana.
Blackstone is permitted to hold daily video chats with their children and have them from Dec. 19 through Christmas Day at 2:00. Clarkson will join them from Christmas afternoon until the end of New Year’s.
Clarkson revealed in Oct. that their children are receiving therapy to cope with the divorce. She also has two children from an earlier marriage.
Blackstock is now asking for a substantial $436,000 in monthly support from Clarkson, according to recent court filings. From that amount, $301,000 would cover spousal support while $135,000 would be for child support. He is also seeking $2 million dollars for attorneys’ fees.
This request comes when the couple have become involved in more disputes. The presiding judge over their case recently ruled that the conflict level between the parents increased. Clarkson and her former spouse are dealing with co-parenting problems because of trust issues, according to documents.
Divorce, custody, and support may be difficult and complicated for all couples. An attorney can present reasonable options and pursue a spouse’s rights to a fair and reasonable decree in divorce negotiations and proceedings.