Jermaine Jackson has been ordered to hand over $80,000 in missed child support payments, although he says he's too poor to pay. Jermaine, 56, appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom recently battling ex-wife Alejandra Jackson over his $3,000 a month support payments for their two children, Jaafar and Jermajesty Jackson.
Michael Jackson's older brother had hoped to have the amount he pays reduced, because he says that he's not rich like Michael but a judge denied his claim.The court has laid down the law as far as payments go. Jackson must submit a $5,000 cashiers check immediately and another $15,000 in the next few days, $20,000 by mid-April and the final $40,000 by May 13.
It appears to be highly doubtful that Jackson can come up with the money which may leave the court with its only option, jailing him. He has already had his driver's license pulled until the first check is submitted.Because the singer and dancer is so far behind in his payments, his California driver's license was recently revoked, but it will be reinstated if he makes the minimum payment of $5,000 immediately.
His ex-wife, Alejandra, has been living at the Jackson family compound for the last 18 years and is currently in a legal battle with the family who wants her to move out.
Jermaine doesn't believe he should have to make the payments, since his ex-wife has been living rent free at the Jackson family compound in Encino, California, for years.