Jodie Sweetin's ex-husband asks for child support

Texas fans of actress Jodie Sweetin might be aware that she divorced her third husband, Morty Coyle, in 2016. The two have a 6-year-old daughter together, and they share physical and legal custody. At the time of their divorce, Sweetin paid Coyle $10,000 and the two split the money earned during the marriage. However, Coyle has filed for child support from Sweetin. He has also asked for $5,000 for a forensic accountant and $7,500 in legal fees.

When the couple divorced, Sweetin said she made $4,000 per month. However, the papers filed by Coyle claim that her income is $600,000 annually from "Full House," "Fuller House," her jewelry line, a reality TV show and other endeavors. Coyle says he makes $2,000 monthly.

The two were married in 2012, but they separated after just a year. Sweetin has announced that she is engaged to her boyfriend.

Child support is usually paid by the noncustodial parent to the custodial parent. When parents share physical custody, neither may be required to pay child support although this is not always the case. Often, one parent might have primary physical custody while both parents share legal custody. This means that each parent has input into issues such as the child's education, health care and religion. Parents might discuss some of these issues during the divorce and include them in the parenting agreement. However, there may still be conflicts that arise around these sensitive topics after the divorce, and parents might also want to include a plan in the parenting agreement for working out these conflicts. For example, they might agree to see a mediator if they cannot resolve an issue.

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