updated 03/31/2010 AT 12:55 PM ET
•originally published 03/31/2010 AT 11:50 AM ET
Former Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek will be shelling out spousal support to his ex-wife for the next two-and-a-half years.
In a divorce settlement filed Monday in Los Angeles court it was revealed that Van Der Beek, 33, will pay Heather Ann McComb $7,750 per month until December 2012.
The papers say Van Der Beek’s monthly income is $35,000, compared with McComb’s income of $1,750 a month.
In the settlement, Van Der Beek will keep their North Hollywood residence, all bank accounts in his name, and all residuals from his acting work and rights to his screenplays and other projects he’s created.
The couple, who have no children together, separated last April.