All Katie Gets From Tom: Child Support

Cruise gives Holmes no lump sum, no spousal support
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 24, 2012 10:59 AM CDT
In this Nov. 4, 2007 file photo, Katie Holmes joins Tom Cruise as he holds their daughter Suri after Holmes finished the New York City Marathon in New York.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, file)

(Newser) – In accordance with a TomKat prenup, Katie Holmes won't be getting a dollar of spousal support in her divorce settlement. The only money she'll see is child support—and relatively little of it, TMZ notes. Tom Cruise owes his ex $400,000 a year in child support, far less than a judge could have required, the site points out.

That comes to $4.8 million over the next 12 years, until Suri is 18. Cruise will also have to cover expenses, from medical costs to tuition fees. Had the case gone to trial, Holmes might have seen more child support, but apparently all she wanted was the divorce. Another tidbit from the settlement: Neither parent can send Suri to a boarding school—perhaps because of her parents' religious differences, TMZ suggests. (Read more Tom Cruise stories.)

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