Jun 28, 2023
Kevin Costner faces child support surge as ex
She asks for almost $50k increase Christine Costner 's bid for increased child support from Kevin Costner has sparked a legal tussle, as detailed in fresh court documents. In a prelude to an upcoming
She asks for almost $50k increase
Christine Costner's bid for increased child support from Kevin Costner has sparked a legal tussle, as detailed in fresh court documents. In a prelude to an upcoming court session, Christine, 49, is pressing for a monthly child support boost, seeking $175,057-a leap from her current $129,000 monthly stipend, as reported in documents acquired by PEOPLE.
The latest legal submissions cite forensic analysis to assert that Kevin's "average cash flow available for support for the two-year period of 2021 and 2022 was $19,248,467 per year ($1,604,039 per month)." The filing maintains that with a 50/50 parenting time share, the prescribed child support amount, congruent with Californian law, is $175,057 per month.
The documents put forth that Christine's plea is rooted in upholding Family Law principles and ensuring their trio of minor offspring continues to relish the lifestyle fostered by Kevin's substantial affluence.
Kevin's assets are delineated, stating "various accounts and entities had a total of $17,293,117 in cash equivalents as of June 30, 2023," underscoring his financial ability to fulfill both support obligations and legal expenses.
As the documents affirm, the requested amount, though not an exact replica of Kevin's lifestyle, will enable Christine to afford a relatively comparable standard of living for the children. Should the revision be granted, it would be retroactive from July 1. The filing underscores the court's obligation to establish child support that ensures the children experience a comparable lifestyle whether with Christine or their father.
The former couple, parents to teenagers Cayden, Hayes, and Grace, filed for divorce after 18 years of marriage. Amidst the proceedings, Christine has adhered to a court-mandated residence change. An insider shared in July that she remains devoted to ensuring everyone's contentment post-deposition, demonstrating remarkable composure.
Christine's entitlement to a $1.5 million payout, as per their prenuptial agreement, has been contentious, with previous claims of feeling coerced into signing it.
Reflecting on family life in a past interview, Kevin lauded Christine's positive influence on their home's ambiance, describing how her presence has brought warmth and beauty.Christine CostnerKevin Costner PEOPLEKevinChristineCayden, Hayes, and Grace