NFL: Child support recalculated for Strahan
NEWARK, N.J. ó Retired New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan won the latest round in his lengthy divorce case on Tuesday when a state appeals court reversed a lower court’s awarding of about $18,000 per month in child support to his twin 3-year-old daughters.
The three-judge panel found a lower court didn’t adequately review the claims by Strahan’s ex-wife, Jean, about the girls’ needs.
For instance, among the listed expenses were a 10-day vacation to Jamaica for the girls’ nanny and her family, allegedly as a gift from the children, and diamond jewelry given to their grandmother.
Strahan’s ex-wife also claimed the toddlers needed $27,000 per year for clothing because she dressed them in a new outfit each time they saw their father.
“Some of the expenses claimed by defendant clearly should have been deleted by the court,” the appeals court concluded.
Strahan was to have paid $8,948 on the first and 15th of each month. Under Tuesday’s ruling, the matter will be reconsidered by the lower court.