Kevin Costner’s estranged wife Christine Costner has criticized his attempt to make her pay nearly $100,000 of his legal fees, calling it “unreasonable.” The couple is currently going through a divorce, and Kevin has requested that Christine cover his attorney fees based on a clause in their prenuptial agreement. However, Christine’s lawyers have asked the court to deny Kevin’s request, stating that it is excessive and not properly documented.
They argue that Kevin’s attempt to have Christine pay for his legal fees is premature, as the validity of the prenuptial agreement will be determined in a trial scheduled for November. The lawyers also note that Christine negotiated in good faith and was willing to move out of their family residence with reasonable child support in place.
The judge presiding over the case has set a trial for November to determine the validity of the prenuptial agreement. In the meantime, Kevin has been ordered to pay temporary monthly child support of $129,755. The judge has also ruled that Christine must vacate their Santa Barbara home by July 31. The couple’s legal teams will be back in court on August 2 to discuss the prenuptial agreement.