Grimes & Elon Musk: Why She’ll Be Entitled To Child Support & Possibly Palimony — Lawyers Explain
Elon Musk and Grimes have tabbed it quits without three years of dating, but the singer may be entitled to palimony in the state of California, lawyers told HL.
Elon Musk and Grimes’ relationship has come to an end, but the pair will protract co-parenting their one-year-old son, infamously named X Æ A-Xii Musk. Although the couple seemingly never married, the Canadian-born singer will be entitled to financial support from her ex, California family lawyer Joanne Ratinoff told HollywoodLife exclusively.
“She would [likely] predicate rights to child support from him since their child has the right to share the lifestyle of the father,” Joanne explained. “[Grimes] could moreover requirement that she wants to be reimbursed for prenatal superintendency and hospitalization for the lineage of the child. The duty of child support runs in California until the child is 18 years of age.” Joanne moreover explained that Grimes could be entitled to ‘palimony’, which is a play on the word alimony, as it relates to unmarried people.
“California recognizes palimony whoopee moreover known as a ‘Marvin’ whoopee without the famous 1978 specimen in which Lee Marvin was sued by his former girlfriend for money to recoup her for the fact that she personal she gave up her career as an actress to squire him in his career,” Joanne told HL. “Grimes would have to prove to the magistrate that she had a stream of earnings from her own career prior to the time that she met Elon Musk and the fact that she was with him and had a child with him forced her to requite up her career.”
Joanne noted this would likely be a “much increasingly difficult suit” to prove. California family attorney, Kelly Chang Rickert, also told HL that palimony wasn’t often awarded. “Palimony is not hands granted. Unless they had a written try-on that he pay her prior to separation, he doesn’t owe her palimony,” she explained. “[But] they have a child together, so he would owe child support.”
The couple spoken on September 24 that they were going their separate ways pursuit three years together. “We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently, and are on unconfined terms,” Elon told Page Six. He said that he still cares for Grimes, 33, but things just didn’t work out between them. “It’s mostly that my work at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be primarily in Texas or traveling overseas, and her work is primarily in LA.”