Kevin Costner Ordered to Pay His Ex Christine Baumgartner Double Than He Proposes in Child Support
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Judge Thomas Anderle rules the 'Yellowstone' actor must pay his ex-wife $129,755 per month to support the three children they have together, Cayden, 16, Hayes, 14, and 13-year-old Grace.

AceShowbiz - Kevin Costner has been ordered to pay more than double his proposed amount of child support to his estranged wife. Court documents have shown Judge Thomas Anderle ruled on Tuesday, July 11, the "Yellowstone" actor must pay his 49-year-old ex Christine Baumgartner $129,755 per month to support the three children they have together, Cayden, 16, Hayes, 14, and 13-year-old Grace.

Papers obtained by Fox News also show the judge ordered the 68-year-old actor to pay $200,000 in attorney's fees and $100,000 in forensic accountancy costs. He and Christine, who filed for divorce in May after 18 years of marriage citing "irreconcilable differences," will each be required to pay 50 per cent of their kids' health care expenses, sports and extracurricular activities, according to the court papers.

Christine had initially requested $248,000 a month in child support - aside from an undisclosed sum of spousal support previously agreed upon in the former couple’s premarital agreement. Kevin had claimed a "reasonable" amount of child support for Christine would be $51,940 a month – which is what he is currently paying.

The actor is also fighting to get his estranged wife out of their $145 million beachfront compound in the next two days. He said in court papers he "respectfully requests" his former partner "vacate his separate property residence" in Santa Barbara, California "forthwith" and "no later than July 13, 2023."

He has cited a premarital agreement they signed in 2004 that stated she would leave their marital home within 30 days if a separation ever happened. The agreement also states Kevin would be required to set her up at a separate $1.2 million property if a split occurred.

Kevin alleged in June his ex was refusing to move out of the California home and was trying to force him agree to "various financial demands" before leaving.

Christine hit back in a response the star had "no legal basis" to kick her out, despite their premarital agreement. Her lawyer also stated the wellbeing of the former couple's three children was a valid reason for her wanting to stay in the home, arguing it was where their kids had lived "for their entire lives".

Former model Christine has said in court documents she hasn't had a paying job since her eldest child was born in 2007. Kevin has reportedly accused Christine of demanding nearly $250,000 in child support payments for her plastic surgery bills.

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