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Mom seeks share of Buckley fortune for son

Oct. 1, 2008 at 5:25 PM   |   Comments

MIAMI, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A Florida woman is fighting for more child support from novelist Christopher Buckley, the only child of the late William F. Buckley Jr.

Irina Woefle says that her 7-year-old son, Jonathan, suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and needs a special private school. She has sued to increase the $3,000 a month Buckley pays her in child support.

Buckley, author of "Thank You For Smoking," stands to inherit millions once his father's estate is settled. The selling price of the Park Avenue apartment where William Buckley lived in New York is estimated to be $23 million to $35 million, and his son also inherits an estate in Connecticut.

William Buckley, the conservative founder of National Review, went out of his way in his will to ensure that Jonathan would not share in his estate while leaving money to Christopher's two legitimate children. Jonathan, Buckley said, "shall be deemed to have predeceased me."

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