Levi Johnston Ordered To Pay $3500 More In Back Child Support

Mar. 4 2010, Published 4:02 a.m. ET

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After a whirlwind trip to LA, Bristol Palin is headed back to Alaska where she’s just won another victory in her child support case.

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A judge in Alaska has ordered Bristol’s baby daddy Levi Johnston to pay an additional $3500, bringing the total amount he owes in back child support to a whopping $21,561.12, has learned.

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The judge reportedly re-crunched a few numbers and decided that the $18,000 Levi was paying was too low.

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Bristol’s attorneys Thomas Van Flein and John Tiemessen,  told, “We felt it was necessary to calculate support based on the Rule 90.3 income cap because the information that we had available was that Levi earned in excess of the 105K Rule 90.3 income cap in 2009 and he has the capacity to earn that much into the foreseeable future.  Levi did not supply any contrary evidence to the court.

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“Child support in Alaska is based on the premise that all parents have an obligation to support their children with a percentage of their income.  It is based on a percentage of the parents’ income, not the child’s age.  The figures are based on studies that show what percentage of the parents’ incomes are ordinarily devoted to the needs of their children. Tripp’s age is not a factor in the calculation.

“We are hopeful that Levi will support his child and, based on his counsel’s on record promises made last week, expect those promises to be kept in due course.”


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