The judge cut Anne Heche some slack regarding her child support. Heche was paying her ex-husband Coley Laffoon a whopping $14,978 a month in child support and paying for their private school tuition.
Anne went to court and pleaded with the court to lower her child support costs claiming poverty. She basically said that she couldn't afford that much because her show Men In Trees was cancelled.
The judge was nice enough to lower her child support from $14,978 to $3,700. That's nice of the judge!
While the judge dropped the child support payment significantly, he also ordered her to pay her ex- husband a lump sum divorce settlement of $275,000.