Authorities evaluate footballer Arshavin’s income for alimony payments
MOSCOW, April 14 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Federal Bailiff Service is in the process of examining the income earned by former Arsenal football player Andrey Arshavin in order to extract alimony payments for his ex-wife Yulia Baranovskaya, her attorney Natalia Aksenyova told RIA Novosti on Monday.
The income will be comprised of both the salary from his present position at Gazprom-backed St. Petersburg football club Zenit, and his profits from advertising and various businesses.
Arhsavin and Baranovskaya separated after nine years together. They have three children.
Baranovskaya filed a claim with the magistrate court in February 2014, which was later granted and obligated the renowned football star to pay 50% of his total income. Arshavin has yet to review the ruling, but has already stated that he will contest it.
Between February 2009 and May 2013 Arshavin played for London Arsenal. He returned to his native club, Zenit, following the expiration of his contract.