Celebrities don’t always owe large amounts in child support

When you hear of celebrities owing spousal or child support, it’s easy to imagine them having to pay huge amounts for a lavish lifestyle. But that’s not always the case.

Corey Feldman, the former child actor, has apparently been asked by his ex-wife to pay $307 per month in child support. The fairly small amount has left some in the industry scratching their heads.

The woman is apparently seeking assistance from experienced military attorneys in DC and has filed legal documents in L.A. County Superior Court. She’s seeking to make the monthly payments mandatory for Feldman. The ex-couple have a 7-year-old son. They divorced in 2009 after being married for seven years.

The woman says Feldman has not been contributing financially to their son’s upbringing, and is thus bringing legal action, according to reports.

The relatively small monthly payment may be the result of the actor’s lack of income. According to reports, his monthly paycheck is less than $1,400 per month. If he does have additional assets, those will not be up for grabs.

His ex-wife, who is a former model, is also apparently requesting that Feldman pay health insurance for their son and share any other medical expenses.

The actor, who starred in 1980s films such as “Goonies” and “Stand by Me,” did not comment on the request for child support. In interviews recently he did apparently state that he has no intention of allowing his son to be part of the entertainment industry.