|A not so recent pic of Levi, Tripp, and Sunny|
From Levi's Facebook page
I have been getting a lot of inquiries about recent articles and headlines in the news. I have been asked what I think and while I would rather not have my words twisted in an interview I have decided to post a little statement on here.
I'm so happy to have my son in my life, and to put all of this back in forth in the courts behind me.
It might have taken me 7 years and cost me around $100,000 in lawyer fees, spread out among 3 different lawyers, as well as a lot of patience, but it was all worth it.
I'm happy now to be successfully co-parenting.
Although I do owe some back child support, altogether I have paid $50,000 in child support for Tripp, which is $600 a month, since Tripp's birth so at the end of the day I know I have worked hard to meet my obligations as a father.
Despite what some have heard I've always been there for him, and I go to almost every school event that I can and spend all of my free time with my kids.
Right now life is really looking up for our family.
And I want to say that even though fathers in this country don't usually have the upper hand in court, I encourage every father to never give up on fighting to keep their kids in their life.
It's always worth it.
Levi, Sunny, Tripp, Breeze, and Indy I'm so glad things are looking much better for you.
Hopefully when Tripp is old enough he can decide he wants to live with his dad instead. A child needs two parents in his life but sometimes they are better off with only one if their mother is Bristol Palin.
Sunny has been more of a mother to him than Bristol ever will. It's pretty bad when the mother hates the father much more than she loves her children.
Speaking of Bristol she still refuses to get a job and is still endorsing crap products:
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Without a job she is really desperate for money, especially when the judge denied her request:
Palin, 25, recently filed a motion asking a judge to get Johnston, 25, to pay up roughly $66,000 in back child support payments. But according to new court documents filed on February 11, a judge denied her motion.
The court documents state that the judge denied her “motion for collection of past due child support, insofar as that motion relies on the interim support order,” explaining “because the order was an interim order, it no longer was in effect once the case was dismissed.”
The main issue is that their custody case was dismissed in September 2012 for lack of prosecution. At that time, the judge wrote in the new documents, the couple’s initial child support agreement became invalid, so Palin can’t claim Johnston hasn’t met those obligations.
After the dismissal, Palin didn’t file a motion for an interim support order again until August 2014. And the couple finally settled the case in December 2015.
With so many different time periods at issue, the judge has ordered both Johnston and Palin to submit proposed child support totals for those years by February 26. In particular, the documents state, the judge wants to look at the periods from October 1, 2012, through July 31, 2014; August 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015; and from January 1, 2016 onward.
Sucks to be Bristol.