Bristol Palin files for child support from Levi Johnston

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London, Jan 23 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, is said to be seeking child support from Levi Johnston, the father of her 1-year-old son, Tripp.

From documents filed in a district court in Palmer, Bristol, 19, is seeking 1,750 dollars a month from her 19-year-old former fiancee.

Palin's attorney, Thomas Van Flein, said Alaska law makes clear that a parent of a child is obligated to provide support.

"It is unfortunate Bristol has to seek court intervention in this regard," the Telegraph quoted Van Flein as saying.

The details regarding child support come at the same time Bristol is seeking full custody of the baby born in December 2008. She filed a petition for sole custody in early November.

Johnston's lawyer, Rex Butler, said his client at the very least, wants joint custody.

The motion for child support says Bristol is providing nearly 100 per cent of Tripp's care and that Johnston has paid only 4,400 dollars in more than a year.

She is also seeking back child support of 18,350 dollars, an amount which is based on an estimate of Johnston's income last year.

Alaska law mandates that at a minimum for one child the non-custodial parent is obligated to pay child support in the amount of 20 per cent of that person's adjusted annual income.

The court filing says Johnston has earned more than 105,000 dollars in 2009 for various media interviews and modelling assignments.

It also says he has not provided the court information on his adjusted annual income as requested.

Butler said on several occasions Johnston wanted to give Bristol money for the baby's care, requesting that she bring Tripp with her, but she was a no-show. (ANI)

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