Rock Star Ordered To Pay Child Support For Illegitimate SonAP , Associated Press
Mar. 14, 1987 4:44 PM ET
DULUTH, MINN. DULUTH, Minn. (AP) _ A judge has awarded the mother of a 3-year-old boy fathered by rock star Daryl Hall $1,000 a month in child support, but the woman's attorney says he will appeal because the award is only a tenth of that requested.
''The court's duty must be to provide for the child's reasonable needs,'' not to force Hall to ''make his son a wealthy child,'' St. Louis County District Judge John Oswald wrote in an order issued Friday.
Andrea Zabloski, 24, of Duluth said Friday that she became pregnant by Hall the day after a concert in Duluth in 1983. She filed suit in 1984 to have Hall declared the father of her son, Darren.
Hall, 40, testified under oath in St. Paul in October that he was Darren's father. David Sullivan, his Duluth attorney, said the only contested issue was the amount of child support.
Ms. Zabloski had asked the court to award her son $10,000 a month, while Hall offered to pay the $1,000-a-month maximum provided by Minnesota's child support guidelines.
''We argued that the guidelines should apply the same for Daryl Hall as for any father,'' Sullivan said. ''The court obviously agreed.''
Hall, along with his partner John Oates, has had one of the most successful bands in pop music for the past 10 years. In his ruling, Oswald found that Hall's income over the past three years has ranged from $58,000 to $141,000 a month, and that he has a net worth of about $1.65 million.
The judge awarded primary custody of the child to his mother, but ordered that Hall be given ''liberal visitation rights.''