No increase for Charles' son

A judge has ruled that the mother of Ray Charles’s teenage son will continue to receive €2,300 a month child support, not the €11,400 she wanted.

A judge has ruled that the mother of Ray Charles’s teenage son will continue to receive €2,300 a month child support, not the €11,400 she wanted.

Judge Coleman Swart ruled, however, that 17-year-old Corey Robinson den Bok also should receive money for his education and medical expenses, said Manley Freid, lawyer for the executor of Charles’ estate.

Mary Anne den Bok had initially sought at least €45,900 a month in support for the teenager, but later amended that request.

The famed singer and musician was 73 when he died of acute liver disease at his Beverly Hills home in June.

The teenager said outside the court in Pasadena, California, that he wanted to return to the lifestyle he enjoyed when Charles was alive – including living in a much larger house with room to invite friends to stay over.

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