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CASE STUDY: JUNG v. JOHNSON, 2015 ONSC 6734.

Amir Johnson, a professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics, had a child with Ms. Jung,  a woman he was dating while playing for the Toronto Raptors last season. Mr. Johnson and Ms. Jung stopped dating before the child was born. At the time of the Motion, Mr. Johnson`s annual salary was approximately $15,713,280.00, inclusive of endorsements.

Ms. Jung brought an interim motion seeking $50,000.00 per month in child support. Mr. Johnson argued that $28,000.00 was appropriate as that amount would cover the budget that Ms. Jung put forward for the child in her materials. The Court agreed with Mr. Johnson and ordered him to pay $28,000.00 in monthly child support based primarily on the Mother`s budget.  The Court emphasized the importance of the budget proposed by Ms. Jung, particularly at the interim stage.

TAKEAWAY:

The budget prepared in a parties` Financial Statement is often extremely important and should always be given a great deal of attention, especially in cases where the payor has a high income.  

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