Michael Jackson's personal physician DR. CONRAD MURRAY has landed a lucky break in his child support case after his ex agreed to waive the $13,000 (£8,125) he owes in missed payments.
Murray, who is currently under investigation over the death of the King of Pop, risked arrest after he skipped a hearing at a Las Vegas Family Law court last month (Oct09) to answer claims he had fallen behind on months of payments to Nenita Malibirian.
He blamed his absence on an "oversight" and agreed to go before a judge this month (Nov09).
Murray appeared in a Las Vegas court on Monday (16Nov09), when the mother of his son agreed to write off his debt provided he starts paying $1,003 (£630) a month.
Both parties agreed to the settlement and it was signed off by the judge after a 10 minute hearing, reports TMZ.com.
Murray must now keep up to date with the monthly support cheques or he will face jail. He is due to return to court on 4 January (10).
Investigators looking into Jackson's death have focused their case on Murray, who stands accused of administering the powerful prescription drug Propofol to the superstar prior to his death on 25 June (09).
Los Angeles authorities have yet to file any charges against Murray over the tragedy, which was ruled a homicide in August (09).