It’s Cheaper To Keep Her….And Better For Both If The Love Is Real

When you consider what Vanessa was likely to get if she moved forward with the divorce…the first thing you’ll say is DAMN!!! Next you’ll probably say WOWWW!!!! And then finally many of you will probably say IT’S CHEAPER TO KEEP HER. lol

Johnnie Taylor wasn’t lying in 1973 when he soulfully sang It’s Cheaper To Keep Her.

When your little
Girl make you mad
And you get an attitude
And pack your bags

Five little children
That you`re leaving behind
Son, you`re gonna pay some
Alimony or do some time

That`s why
It`s cheaper to keep her
Help me say it, y`all
It`s cheaper to keep her

According to California attorney Andrew L. Botros via, if Vanessa had proceeded with their divorce, per California law, Kobe would have had to pay approximately $1.36 million a month.

A 10-year marriage is considered a long-term marriage and a California judge can award spousal support indefinitely. Vanessa and Kobe crossed that 10-year threshold a few months before Vanessa initiated divorce proceedings, meaning Kobe might have had to pay spousal support for the rest of Vanessa’s life (ouch).

So what are we looking at in terms of child and spousal support?

According to Forbes, Kobe’s annual income is somewhere in the neighborhood of $53.2 million dollars. Assuming that he has 50/50 custody of his two daughters, Kobe would have to pay somewhere near $365,000 inchild support under the California Guideline. He also would probably have to pay somewhere around $1,000,000 in spousal support.

These are not annual figures. These are monthly estimates.

I didn’t mention property division. Kobe and Vanessa were married on April 18, 2001. Under California law, every penny Kobe earned from basketball or endorsements from the date of marriage to the date of separation is considered community property. It’s half Kobe’s and half Vanessa’s. That also applies to every mansion, car, yacht, or private jet that the either party purchased with community money.

BLAM Fam what are your thoughts?  It may be cheaper to keep her…but we feel that the love, commitment, and devotion to family must be the first and foremost priority.