Mel Gibson Will Likely Pay $12,000+ In Monthly Support

Add Mel Gibson to the growing list of Hollywood dads that will soon be paying child support. After announcing last week that the actor and girlfriend Oksana Grigoriev had gone separate ways, only 5 months after welcoming daughter Lucia, a lawyer is now speaking out about the cost that Gibson will pay. Attorney Steven Knowles estimates that Gibson will be responsible for paying $12,000 to $15,000 per month and tells PEOPLE,

This is not dissolution of marriage action. The mother would have rights to child support, which in the case of Mr. Gibson, will be very substantial. He is what we call a high-income earner, and there is a high-income earner stipulation that says they must pay any amount reasonably necessary for the support of the child.

Gibson, who is currently in the process of a divorce from his wife of 28 years, Robyn, will most likely not be responsible for spousal support. Knowles clarifies, “Merely living together and having a child does not give the mother any rights to property and certainly no spousal support.”

A source says that the split between the two was “amicable,” and shares that the two plan to co-parent, adding, “They’re still friends and they’ll both raise Lucia together.”

Daughter Lucia is the second child for Oksana Grigorieva, who has a son, Alexander, with actor Timothy Dalton, while Gibson, 54, has seven children with his ex-wife Robyn, six sons and one daughter.

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  • Cari

    This is in no way meant to translate that I like or condone Mel Gibson and his previous actions, but seriously – $12,000 a month in child support…for ONE baby?? Now this woman has two children by two different celebrities. Someone has it made for life just by laying down.

    And the first baby daddy is Timothy Dalton, not Hutton. 🙂

  • Heidi

    Thanks Cari for pointing out the error!

  • Anonymous

    He showed her a good time. Flew her around the world. Spent millions on her
    (non) music career and spent millions on house and cars bling bling-
    He chose the WRONG person to do it with.
    He is freaky man. He could have helped his own talented family out.
    He is just a sleezy wrinkle boy
    The Russian gold digger never did anything for anyone just spread leggies

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