The terms of a divorce settlement have been reached in the case of television actor Charlie Sheen and his third wife, Brooke Mueller. Under the terms of the agreement, submitted to a court in Los Angeles, child custody has been resolved with Mueller taking primary physical custody of the couples two-year-old twin sons, and child support agreed to with Sheen paying $55,000 a month.
Sheen and Mueller have been separated since Christmas Day 2009, when Sheen was arrested in Aspen, Colorado, after having pinned Mueller during an argument and put a knife to her throat.
More recently, Sheen entered rehab in the last few weeks after a 36-hour binge of drugs and alcohol. Production has been halted on Sheen’s hit television show, “Two and a Half Men.” Sheen has offered to pay one third of the salaries of the crew members affected by the stoppage of production.
Mueller, 33, will not receive spousal support under the agreement, but will get a lump-sum payment of $757,000. Sheen, 45, will keep the family home, so Mueller will also get a payment of $1.25 million for her share of the house.
Florida child support attorneys note that the settlement agreement has an unusual provision: that Sheen’s child support for his two sons with Mueller will never fall below that paid for Sheen’s two children with his second wife, Denise Richards.
Sheen and Mueller’s Coral Springs divorce will not be finalized until May 2. The couple will have been married a little less than three years.