SANTA BARBARA – Christine Baumgartner, Kevin Costner’s estranged wife, appeared in a Santa Barbara courtroom Wednesday as a judge ruled on a tentative child support agreement for the couple.
The “Yellowstone” actor will pay the former purse designer $129,755 per month in child support for their three children.
Baumgartner initially requested $248,000 monthly in support or “in the alternative, at the guideline rate of $217,300 per month, payable on the first day of each month.” Costner was offering $51,940 per month.
Christine Baumgartner and her lawyer, John Rydell, enter the Superior Court of Santa Barbara, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. (Fox News Digital)
Rydell suggested the court combine already established November trial dates regarding the validity of the pre-marital agreement (PMA) to now also include arguments in the child support ruling.
Misho argued in court that the issue with the PMA and child support arrangements “do not coincide in any way.”
He may be able to provide insight into his calendar at the next court hearing on Aug. 2.
As part of the support ruling, Costner will be required to pay $200,000 in attorney’s fees and $100,000 in forensic costs.
Costner made his own filing Monday, and requested Baumgartner pay $99,225 in attorney’s fees and costs from his lawyers litigating the prenup in May and June, in documents obtained by Fox News Digital.
Christine Baumgartner will receive $129,755 in child support from Kevin Costner. (Fox News Digital)
“Respondent incurred attorneys’ fees of $29,850 with Misho Law Group for work directly related to enforcement of the provision in the PMA (pre-marital agreement) that requires Petitioner to vacate Respondent’s separate property residence,” the documents stated.
The total sum of hours and amount billed on the 27-page invoice was also redacted from court records.
A court hearing regarding Costner’s new filing was set for Aug. 2.