- Kevin Costner’s estranged spouse owes over $300,000 to her divorce legal professionals, Leisure Tonight reviews.
- In courtroom paperwork obtained by ET, Baumgartner mentioned she requested $855,000 from him to cowl authorized charges.
- Final week, Costner’s legal professionals known as the request “nothing wanting outrageous.”
Kevin Costner‘s estranged spouse Christine Baumgartner mentioned she owes over $300,000 to her divorce legal professionals, reviews Leisure Tonight, citing new courtroom paperwork filed final week.
Costner’s legal professionals final week hit again at Baumgartner’s request that the “Yellowstone” star pay her what they mentioned was $885,000 in cowl authorized charges, calling the invoice “nothing wanting outrageous.” Costner’s lawyer Parima Pandkhou additionally famous that the 68-year-old actor had already paid over $300,000 in authorized charges to Baumgartner in July.
In paperwork filed on Thursday and obtained by Leisure Tonight, Baumgartner’s legal professionals mentioned that she requested for $855,000 — not $885,000 — and her request for extra money is because of the purse designer owing her legal professionals $314,113 “for previous charges and prices.”
“They wrongly declare the $855,000 Christine requests is ‘simply to organize for the November/December bifurcated trial,’ when in truth solely a portion of the charges requested are for that function,” the paperwork mentioned, per ET’s report.
The remaining $541,887, in accordance with the paperwork cited by ET, is anticipated to go towards future prices incurred of their divorce case.
Baumgartner’s legal professionals additionally accused Costner of outspending her of their divorce proceedings, and mentioned her request would degree the enjoying discipline.
“Kevin’s legal professionals present no up to date details about the charges and prices that Kevin has dedicated to this case. Though Kevin claimed at his deposition that he had no concept how a lot he was spending, we discovered by way of paperwork that he incurred $644,000 in charges and prices by way of the top of July,” the paperwork mentioned, in accordance with ET. “He was outspending Christine 2:1, though she is the ‘out partner.'”
Baumgartner’s legal professionals estimate that Costner has spent over $850,000 in authorized charges to date, together with on a current child-support listening to that passed off between late August and early September, reviews ET.
The paperwork added: “The Household Code mandate that litigation have to be carried out on a degree enjoying discipline with respect to legal professional’s charges and prices… If there may be to be any semblance of a degree enjoying discipline on this case, Kevin ought to be ordered by the courtroom to pay Christine’s previous and future charges in a lump sum no later than September 21, 2023.”
In response to the request for extra money final week, the actor’s legal professionals argued that he had spent extra in authorized charges through the trial than Baumgartner due to his estranged spouse.
“The quantity Kevin has incurred can’t be the talisman of how a lot Christine ought to be awarded in charges,” Costner’s lawyer wrote. “That’s as a result of Kevin has been compelled to spend substantial legal professional’s charges because of Christine’s uncooperative conduct.”
Representatives for Costner and Baumgartner didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s requests for feedback.
Baumgartner filed for divorce from Costner in Could after 18 years of marriage.
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