Bristol Palin's ex-fiancé Levi Johnston has come out swinging in the latest round of their long-running, bitter custody battle after she claimed he owes more than $80,000 in unpaid child support for their son.
Johnston filed court papers on January 26 pleading with the judge to reduce his payments for seven-year-old Tripp.
In court papers seen exclusively by Daily Mail Online, Johnston, 25, claims his earnings have dropped since a temporary child support order was granted in 2010.
That order had been based on his estimated income which was in excess of $100,000 - and now he claims he makes nowhere near six figures.
Johnston was ordered to pay $1,750 a month for Tripp to a then 20-year-old Bristol.
My understanding is that the courts could not address the child support until a child custody agreement had been hammered out. Now that the first part is finished now comes the part that Bristol REALLY cares about, getting paid.
Part of the problem of course is that Levi was betrayed by his former lawyer Rex Butler, who not only did not represent him adequately but seems to have sold him out at every opportunity.
So now Levi is left try to explain how he got into this mess, and the reality of his life as it is today.
Of course he cannot afford to pay $1,759 each month in child support, there are very few electricians working in Wasilla who could.
And even if Bristol really wants all of that $80,000 that she feels she is entitled to, I think that after Levi shows his pay stubs and tax info the judge will recognize that it is and obscene and punitive amount.
However like I said this is really only a minor concern for Bristol at this point the far bigger concern has a name, and that name is Dakota Meyer.
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And Bristol's feud with Levi is not the only custody fight that she is currently embroiled in; the Alaska native and daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is also caught up in a battle with her ex Dakota Meyer, the father of her daughter Sailor.
Medal of Honor recipient Dakota is now being forced to take a paternity test as part of the former couple's increasingly bitter custody battle over her new baby.
Court documents seen by Daily Mail Online reveal that Meyer's bid for joint custody in a suit filed in Kentucky and Alaska has stalled pending the results of the paternity test. A question has also been raised over the actual birth date of Bristol's baby.
The Instagram photo posted by Bristol announcing the birth of Sailor on December 24, places the birth date one day earlier. The date of birth on court papers filed in the custody case is also given as December 23.
But the same Instagram picture posted by Dakota with the caption 'Best Christmas present ever!!' reveals a detail whited out in Palin's account – the date scribbled on her IV line.
There, in black and white, is a date that appears to read November 4 – placing the birth almost two months before Bristol claimed.
Yeah like I said, FAR bigger concerns.