“Christine Costner seeks substantial increase in child support from Kevin Costner, sparking legal battle”
– Christine Costner, ex-wife of Kevin Costner, is pushing for a monthly child support increase from $129,000 to $175,057 in court documents.
– The filing argues that Kevin’s financial resources and their 50/50 parenting time share warrant the higher amount to maintain the children’s lifestyle.
In a bid to secure a higher monthly child support payment, Christine Costner has initiated a legal battle against her ex-husband, actor Kevin Costner. According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Christine is requesting an increase from her current $129,000 monthly stipend to $175,057. The filings cite forensic analysis, claiming that Kevin’s average cash flow for 2021 and 2022 was $19,248,467 per year ($1,604,039 per month). With a 50/50 parenting time share and California law guidelines, Christine argues that the prescribed child support amount should be $175,057 per month. The documents emphasize that Christine’s plea is grounded in upholding Family Law principles and ensuring their three minor children can continue to enjoy the lifestyle supported by Kevin’s significant wealth.
The court filings also highlight Kevin’s financial ability to fulfill both support obligations and legal expenses. As of June 30, 2023, his various accounts and entities held a total of $17,293,117 in cash equivalents. While the requested amount may not match Kevin’s lifestyle exactly, it would enable Christine to provide a relatively comparable standard of living for their children. If the revision is granted, it would be retroactive from July 1. The filing underscores the court’s responsibility to establish child support that guarantees a comparable lifestyle for the children whether they are with Christine or their father.
The former couple was married for 18 years before filing for divorce. Throughout the proceedings, Christine has complied with a court-mandated residence change. Despite the challenges, she has demonstrated remarkable composure and remains devoted to ensuring everyone’s contentment post-deposition, according to an insider. The issue of Christine’s entitlement to a $1.5 million payout, as outlined in their prenuptial agreement, has been a point of contention, with previous claims of feeling coerced into signing it. In a past interview, Kevin praised Christine for her positive influence on their family life, describing how her presence brought warmth and beauty to their home.
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