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Bristol Palin files for child support

Sarah Palin's oldest daughter, Bristol, is seeking child support from the young man who fathered her 1-year-old son.
Image: Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston
Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston's son was born in December 2008. Robyn Beck / AFP - Getty Images file
/ Source: The Associated Press

Sarah Palin's oldest daughter, Bristol, is seeking child support from the young man who fathered her 1-year-old son.

A court document filed Thursday says Bristol Palin is seeking $1,750 a month from Levi Johnston. It says Bristol is providing nearly 100 percent of Tripp's care, and that Johnston has paid only $4,400 in more than a year.

Johnston lawyer Rex Butler says on several occasions his client wanted to give Bristol money for the baby's care, requesting that she bring Tripp with her, but she was a no-show.