Although it seems like the settlement agreed upon by both parties after the ending of an Ohio marriage should be final, many times, it is not. Often, the two will have to revisit certain items, such as child and spousal support. Baseball legend Alex Rodriguez wants a reduction in the amount of spousal support he pays his ex-wife, Cynthia Scurtis.
The couple married in 2002 after a prenuptial agreement was signed. Just two months before their sixth anniversary, Scurtis filed for divorce, and they established a settlement within three months. For the last 10 years, Rodriguez has paid $115,000 each month in support, not just for his ex-wife but for their two daughters, ages 13 and 10. Scurtis is currently wanting nearly half of that amount for herself.
Rodriguez states he wants to maintain the amount of child support he has been paying as well as the visitation time he currently enjoys with his daughters. However, he believes Scurtis is asking for too much. There was no indication in a recent report as to what amount he was willing to pay. His last 10 years with the New York Yankees brought him a salary of $275 million and, once retired, he became a baseball analyst for ESPN and Fox Sports during the regular season.
With the fluctuating economy, it can be hard to predict future needs when drawing up a divorce settlement. However, considerations can be revisited for child and spousal support if needed. For more details on developing a satisfactory agreement, consultation with an Ohio family law attorney is recommended.