Antonio Cromartie Regular readers of our New Jersey legal blog will recall the story of Antonio Cromartie, the former New York Jets cornerback who fathered 13 children and paid $336,000 annually in child support. The latest? He recently signed on with the Indianapolis Colts and a portion of Cromartie's $3 million salary was reportedly designated for child support arrears according to TMZ: Antonio Cromartie took his $3 million deal from the Colts and immediately used it to settle a child support dispute with a baby mama … and avoided a possible arrest in the process. Cromartie was delinquent on child support payments to Rosemita Pierre — the mother of Alonzo, his oldest child … aka #1 of 13. According to docs, AC was ordered to pay her $4,000 per month, starting in January 2016 but failed to do so. Remember: If Cromartie was litigating his case in New Jersey, as set forth in Appendix IX-B, the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines do not apply in instances when the parties earn a net income of less than $170 per week ($8,840 per year) or more than $3,600 per week ($187,200 per year). Courts refer to these circumstances as “off-guidelines” cases.
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