Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston Reach Custody Agreement 2

Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska governor and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, and Levi Johnston have reached a settlement in their child custody case. The on-again, off-again couple had been arguing over custody of the toddler son, Tripp.

They now agree that Bristol will get primary physical custody of Tripp. Levi will have visitation, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Saturdays and 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Wednesdays.

Levi will be required to pay child support in an amount based on earnings of $72,000 a year. Under Alaska family law, a non-custodial parent must pay 20% of income up to $105,000 a year for the support of a single child.  By my math, that looks like $1,200 a month in child support from Johnston to Palin.

Other terms of the agreement include a clause in which the parties agree not to “speak badly about the other parent in front of the child … or allow anyone else to speak badly about the other parent or members of their family in front of the child. Additionally, Palin and Johnston agreed “that they shall not allow the child to visit with, or interact with, any family member who publicly … or in front of the child, criticizes the other parent or the other parent’s family.”

The former high school sweethearts recently made the news when they reconciled (after a bitter public feud) and announced their engagement. They broke up shortly thereafter and Johnston is now reportedly filming a reality television show.

Library Topics: child custody, primary physical custody, visitation, Alaska family law, child support

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