Bristol Palin Says Levi Johnston Hasn't Paid Child Support In 22 Months
Levi Johnston might be preparing to have a child with his new girlfriend, but if his ex-Bristol is to be believed, he needs to spend some time worrying about his first kid too. The twenty-one-year-old hockey player had a son named Tripp with Sarah Palinís daughter more than three years ago, but apparently, he hasnít paid child support since June of 2010. Thatís almost two years, and at nearly eighteen hundred dollars a month, Johnstonís tab has reportedly run up to $38,000.
According to TMZ, Palinís attorney told the outlet her client has continually avoided pushing the matter legally out of hope her ex-fiance would come around and fulfill his ďobligation voluntarilyĒ. If the claims are true, obviously a future court order will now put the father in an even worse position, as he will be forced to pay extra each month in addition to providing for the new child on its way.
Child support is not a choice. It is a fatherís duty to take care of the kids he has, even when itís hard and even when thereís bad blood with the mother. Clearly, Palin can clothe, feed and shelter Tripp, but itís also important his father shows him he wants to help both with his time and money.
Hereís to hoping this situation finds an amiable resolution because if it doesnít, Tripp will be the one who winds up suffering more than anyone else.