Judge: Deion must pay child support, not spousal support



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Posted on May 15, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 4:43 PM

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MCKINNEY — A judge ruled Tuesday afternoon in the divorce case of former Dallas Cowboys star Deion Sanders and his estranged wife Pilar.

The judge determined that Deion does not have to pay spousal support, but must pay $10,000 a month in child support.

Pilar Sanders had been seeking $288,000 a year, saying it was a small portion of Deion's $250 million estate.

The couple came to an agreement on the custody of their children, but battled it out in court over finances.

Pilar said she has no income and needed extra money.

The couple also fought over items in the house that Deion says his wife stole, including toasters, picture frames, and bowls.

The rest of the case now goes into arbitration behind closed doors, ending the public spectacle in this high profile divorce.

Lawyers spent the morning and early afternoon in the judge's chambers reaching an agreement.

The judge previously granted Deion temporary custody of the couple's two sons and Pilar received temporary custody of their daughter.

Deion was also granted a protective order in which Pilar must remain at least 500 yards from the Sanders' Prosper mansion.

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