Charlie Sheen Wants Child Support Payments to Brooke Mueller Reduced

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Charlie Sheen has asked the court to reduce his child support payments he makes to Brooke Mueller in support of their six-year-old twins, Bob and Max.

According to court documents obtained by People magazine, Charlie Sheen pays Brooke Mueller $55,000 per month for in child support.

Sheen feels he should pay less child support than he has been paying because his income has taken a big hit since the divorce and child support agreement was made. When Charlie Sheen starred on Two and a Half Men, he brought home $613,000 per month. These days he's bringing in about $87,384 monthly, even in light of selling his rights to Two and a Half Men for more than $26 million.

In addition to the significant decrease in income, Charlie Sheen also maintains he spends $25,000 per month in medication--he recently revealed he is HIV positive--not covered by his medical insurance. He spends another $105,000 per month in bills and fees, and is carrying about $600,000 in credit card debt.

It was back in 2011 that the child support agreement between him and Brooke Mueller was reached. He will return to court on April 13 to see if that amount can now be reduced.

Brooke Mueller and her sons must be living quite well on $55,000 per month. How much does it cost to raise two six-year-olds these days?

Of course the Hollywood set seems to think kids need a lot of luxuries they could very well live without. Do you suppose that might be the case in this scenario?

In February, Charlie Sheen told Dr. Oz, while he was a guest on his show, that he would like to reduce child support payments paid to Denise Richards, too. He and Richards are parents to daughters Sam, who is 11, and Lola, who is 10.

"We came up with a number a long time ago and I had a great job and everybody was living large. and that's not the case right now, but there's still that expectation to still keep paying this kind of money," he told Dr. Mehmet Oz. "At some point you just can't justify it, especially when there's no gratitude behind it. None. I would send somebody flowers every hour if I got that kind of dough tax free."

Do you think the family court system will allow Charlie Sheen to pay less child support to Brooke Mueller? If so, Denise Richards had better watch out. She will no doubt be next in line for a monthly reduction.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.