Tristan Thompson 'to pay Maralee Nichols $40K a MONTH in child support' after he first vowed 'to give her a few hundred'

TRISTAN Thompson's admission that he fathered a child with another woman not only cost him his relationship with Khloe Kardashian – it's also likely to cost him some big bucks.

With his outright admission, the NBA basketballer will most likely be required to pay out as much as $40K a month in child support.


New York marriage lawyer Morghan Leia Richardson, told HollywoodLife Tristan will have to pay up until the newborn turns 18.

"In looking at a support award, the court will review both parents’ monthly incomes, and the amount of time that the child spends with each parent," the attorney said. "All income, including money/wages, tips, commissions, bonuses, unemployment benefits, interest income, dividend income, rental income, insurance payouts – all of it is fair game for calculating child support.

"For awards where the parties earn extremely high incomes, such as Tristian, the court will plug the numbers into the support calculator, but also consider several other factors.

"One argument for a larger award would be to ensure that the child has the same or similar lifestyle in both homes."

But just because Tristan is already shelling out support to his first child, 5 year-old Prince, don't expect the new baby to get quite as much each month.

In fact the exact opposite could happen.

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According to Morghan: "Usually when a parent is already paying support for another child, that amount reduces the available income to pay support to later children.

"Because Tristan is paying support for other children, that will be a factor in calculating how much support he will pay for this child.

"Reports show that his income is about $10mil so based on that number, and the report that he’s paying $40k per month for his son, when I run the calculator, I get an estimate of $34k per month."

TRISTAN'S CONFESSION

On Monday, January third, Tristan revealed he got the results back of his much-anticipated paternity test while publicly begging ex Khloe to forgive him.

Writing on Instagram Monday night, Tristan, 30, dropped the big news: "Today, paternity tests results revealed that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols."

He continued on his Story: “I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established, I looked forward to amicably raising our son.

"I sincerely apologize to everyone I’ve hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal both publicly and privately.

He then turned his attention directly to his ex in a separate Instagram Story slide.

"Khloe. you don't deserve this. You don't deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you.

"You don't deserve the way I have treated you over the years. My actions have certainly not lined up with the way I view you.

"I have the utmost respect and love for you, regardless of what you may think

"Again I am so incredibly sorry," he concluded his emotional plea.

SECRET CHILD

Maralee gave birth to Tristan's child, a baby boy, on December 1 after months of the pair battling in court.

The former fitness instructor filed a lawsuit seeking financial support from the Canadian sports star.

She claimed in her legal filing that she and Tristan conceived the child on his birthday back in March.

At the time, Khloe was "exclusively" dating Tristan – who she had previously forgiven for past infidelity scandals.

As The Sun previously reported, Khloe feels "mortified" by the latest cheating episode from Tristan as he has been publicly caught being unfaithful to her several times in the past.

In his latest slip-up, the basketball player claimed that his relationship with Maralee was a one-night hookup initially.

However, he later admitted in legal documents that he met up with her several times for sex.

Tristan shares one child with Khloe, their daughter True. He also has a son, Prince, 5, with ex Jordan Craig, whom he currently pays child support.

There is a way for Tristan to get out of having to pay so much every month: quit the NBA.

Attorney Morghan says: "Sports players have a limited career span, and he has 3 young children to support.

"I hope that everyone involved in this is setting money aside for the kids. If he is injured or can no longer play, he may at some point seek a support reduction."




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