Melissa Etheridge and his ex-wife Tammy lynn michaels have reached a deal to dramatically reduce the singer’s child support payments.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Melisa and his ex-wife negotiated an amended divorce settlement that changed the amount the singer was paying in child support.
Melissa and Tammy Lynn Michael married in 2003 and divorced in 2010. The breakup was unpleasant and they fought in court for years. Two years after the divorce was filed, the two were able to come to an agreement.
By their original regulation, Melissa paid Tammy $ 13,000 a month in spousal support and $ 10,000 in child support. The two shared joint custody of their twins Johnnie and Miller. Tammy also received 50% album royalties, The Awakening with 50% cut from several Melissa songs. Melissa received her properties in Springdale, Arizona and Hidden Hills, California, as well as a home in Arkansas.
At the time of settlement, Melissa was reportedly making approximately $ 177,000 per month.
Under their new deal, Melissa will only pay Tammy $ 10,000 a month in child support. The two agree to share other childhood expenses, including health care. Tammy has agreed to waive any arrears of royalty payments and related penalties from April to June 2020. They have agreed that Melissa owes Tammy child support arrears in the amount of $ 3,500 which will be repaid with a payment plan.
Based on the amended deal, it looks like Tammy will no longer receive $ 2,000 per month in royalties from Melissa. Instead, Melissa agreed to reduce a $ 180,000 loan owed by Tammy to $ 95,000.
The deal says that if Tammy tries to change the deal, the terms of the deal will be void. With both being able to work on an amended regulation without problems, that’s good considering their turbulent past.
Melissa recently lost her 21 year old son from a previous relation.