Texas fans of Terrance Howard, who has starred in "Iron Man" and "The Butler," may be interested to learn that the actor has made claims that he is unable to pay the amount of spousal support that he owes to his current ex-wife. According to the report, he claimed that he was only making about $6,000 a month, which was not enough to be able to pay the $325,000 that he owes.
Howard claimed that part of the reason that he could not pay the spousal support was because his income goes to his first ex-wife, whom he was married to for 14 years. He reportedly owes her a certain amount for child support and spousal support, and she cuts him a monthly check once her expenses have been covered.
The actor ultimately requested that the judge throw out the settlement that he made with his newest ex-wife, stating that they were only married for a year. Additionally, he made claims that she blackmailed him into signing an agreement that he knew that he could not afford to pay. The agreement reportedly occurred after his ex-wife filed for a protective order, claiming that he physically abused her. Howard agreed to stay away from her but signed the court agreement without admitting guilt or liability.
Going through a divorce can be a difficult process. Division of marital assets can become tricky if both individuals cannot agree on who gets what, and the process can become emotional if there are children involved. If an agreement is made for one person to pay spousal support but they find that they can no longer afford the payment, an attorney may be able to help them file the proper paperwork and documents needed to potentially have the amount of owed spousal support reduced.
Source: Daily News, "Terrence Howard says he can't afford spousal support for ex-wife, only makes $6,000 a month: report", Zayda Rivera, July 28, 2014