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Jeremy Renner accused of failing to pay child support

Californians might be interested in learning that the ex-wife of "Mission Impossible" star Jeremy Renner is claiming that he has refused to pay their daughter's preschool tuition and is behind on his child support payments by $48,000. Renner strongly denies his ex-wife's accusations, calling them completely baseless and erroneous.

According to court documents, Sonni Pacheco, Renner's ex-wife, was to receive $13,000 per month in child support. Renner contends he has always paid what he owes for child support for his daughter, who is 3. He also is arguing that he was never ordered to pay for his daughter's preschool tuition, which is reportedly $1,600 per month.

The pair was married for 8 months before divorcing in 2015. Renner was ordered to pay child support in December 2015. He says that Pacheco is simply trying to smear his name in the media and trying to get as much money as possible from him solely to benefit herself. Pacheco is asking the court to order Renner to pay for the preschool tuition as well as for the child support she claims that he owes.

Child support is ordered in order to meet the best interests of the child. Courts take a dim view of parents who fail to pay child support. Non-custodial parents who have an adverse change in their financial circumstances, can ask the court to modify the ordered amount. Until such a request is granted, the person should continue paying the amount that was originally ordered, as the modification is prospective only. People who are in danger of falling behind may want to get help from a family law attorney with filing a motion for a modification.

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