Peter Orszag child support trial to continue

Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush, leaves the Senate after a closed door meeting with lawmakers and other economists, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. He is currently chairman of the Financial Strategy and Solutions Group at Citigroup. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management and Budget, on Capitol Hill last year.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

What was supposed to be a three-day trial in the child support case involving former OMB Director Peter Orszag and his ex-wife, Cameron Kennedy, is dragging on longer than first expected.

Attorneys representing both sides hadn’t finished presenting their cases as of Friday, when the matter was slated to wrap up after kicking off on Wednesday. The case, a particularly ugly skirmish over child support arrangements for the former couple’s two children, will continue May 13-15.

Orszag, now at Citigroup, is refusing Kennedy’s request that he pay $22,000 a month, with his attorney calling the suggested payment “backdoor alimony.” Kennedy, a consultant with McKinsey, says her ex-husband’s offer to cover the kids’ tuition instead is an attempt at “control.”

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Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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