Celebrity Chef Gloria De Laurentiis Ordered to Pay Child Support

March 22, 2017
Celebrity chef Gloria De Laurentiis has finalized her divorce to designer Todd Thompson. The couple was married for 11 years and have a 7-year-old daughter. The couple will share joint custody, and Laurentiis was ordered to pay Thompson $9,000 a month for child support. The couple did not have a prenuptial agreement, and a judge ordered that their bank accounts totally $2 million will need to be split. Thompson also kept their home worth $3.2 million and home furnishings and art work valuing over $300,000. Laurentiis will keep her GDL Foods Inc. and production company rights, but will have to provide Thompson with half of the money she will make from upcoming cooking books. 
Couples that choose to divorce have a difficult process ahead of them, especially when children are involved. Sole custody, joint custody, visitation rights, and financial child support are all issues that have to be resolved in a child custody case. Child custody issues are complicated and require a logical view point to handle the process. Parents of the child are experiencing several emotions due to the divorce, and those emotions may make it difficult to determine what is best for the child. When making the decision to divorce, it is important to contact an experienced Illinois family law attorney.

Deborah Besserman has handled numerous child custody case and will support you with compassion and sensitivity throughout the process. Deborah will fight to ensure your rights are honored and use her expertise to assist you in the decisions that need to be made. Contact Besserman Law today for a free no-obligation consultation. 

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