Lagniappe (aka Blog)

206-926-9848

So-Called Taxi King Ordered to Pay $25,000 per month in Child Support

Posted by Elise Buie | Jun 05, 2015 | 0 Comments

Download

The “taxi king” of New York has been ordered to pay $25,000 a month in child support and must undergo drug testing if he wishes to visit his daughter, a court ruled recently. The man is called the taxi king because he owns more taxi medallions than anyone else in the city.

He has been estranged from his young wife and paid her $100,000 per their prenup agreement, but he's only paid $1000 to her since then. They were estranged after an alleged choking incident. The wife's lawyer asked the judge to order a $32,000 per month child support payment.

The man's lawyer tried to argue that his wife was highly educated and could pay for care, but was countered when it was pointed out that she's a single mom and the taxi king has a net worth of $300 million. The judge ruled that $25,000 be paid until a permanent custody and support agreement could be made. She also said he could visit his infant daughter 3 times a week for 3 hours a day as long as he gets drug tested. His wife accused him of cocaine usage.

He said he's willing to pay it, but believes it is excessive.

Are you seeking child support during a divorce case? Make sure you have someone on your side who can argue for what you and your children deserve. Call Elise Buie Family Law Group, PLLC for a free consultation.

About the Author

Elise Buie

Passionate, creative, problem-solving attorney who crafts solutions rather than obstacles. Elise spends significant time educating her clients on healthy communication skills. Elise also ensures that her clients make informed decisions by understanding the future emotional and financial implications of their decisions. Your family's future is our first priority. Elise teaches her clients new skills to empower them in the future as they adjust to the new family structure. While divorce ends a marriage, it is the beginning of your new, often times, more authentic life. Elise will help you begin that new life with new skills to handle any future challenges.

Comments

There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

Areas We Serve

At Elise Buie Family Law Group, PLLC, we represent clients from Seattle and Bellevue, Washington, and the surrounding region, including all of King County and the cities of Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, Edmonds, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Federal Way, Shoreline, Des Moines, Bainbridge Island, Vashon, Auburn, Renton and Puyallup. We love working with clients from Seattle's unique, eclectic neighborhoods: West Seattle, Fremont, Ballard, Madrona, Queen Anne, Greenwood, Ravenna, Maple Leaf, Wedgewood, View Ridge, Laurelhurst, Windermere, Madison Park, Magnolia, South Lake Union, Capitol Hill, Broadmoor, Phinney Ridge, Crown Hill, Yarrow Point and Mercer Island.

Contact Us

Call us at (206) 926-9848
Email: info@elisebuiefamilylaw.com

We'll be happy to set up an initial consult. Thank you for looking around our site. We look forward to serving you.

We welcome your email, but please understand that if you are not already a client of Elise Buie Family Law Group, PLLC, we cannot represent you until we confirm that representing you would not create a conflict of interest. Please do not include any confidential information until we verify that our office is in a position to represent you and our engagement is confirmed in writing. Prior to that time, there is no legal representation and thus no attorney-client confidentiality.

Thank you.

Elise Buie Family Law Group

Jumping 20orca compressor

Elise Buie Family Law Group PLLC
1001 Fourth Avenue, 44th Floor   Seattle, WA 98154

Menu