When California parents file for divorce, they must resolve various child-related issues in order to achieve a settlement. If parents disagree about child support, custody or visitation, they may need to litigate the issues in order to find a solution. Avengers star Jeremy Renner is currently entangled in a court battle with his ex, Sonni Pacheco, who claims he has failed to financially provide for their 7-year-old daughter as ordered by the court.
Pacheco alleges that Renner has failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in child support that was due by April 1, 2020. She further claims that she has nearly exhausted her own financial resources due to having to provide for her daughter’s financial needs in absence of the monies Renner supposedly owes. Pacheco has also requested that the court order Renner to pay more than $100,000 in legal fees on her behalf.
There are typically two (and sometimes more) sides to every litigation case. In this particular case, Renner has filed a petition of his own, asking the court to lower his child support payments, stating that several of his film projects have been postponed. Renner has also filed complaints in court suggesting that Pacheco has misappropriated monies from his daughter’s trust fund.
Child support issues can be complex and challenging to resolve. Any issue pertaining to children in a divorce may evoke highly charged emotions on both sides. This is one of many reasons it pays to stay closely connected to an experienced California family law attorney during proceedings because such an attorney can help diffuse rising tensions in a courtroom.