Amid the ongoing divorce proceedings between Hollywood actor Kevin Costner and his estranged wife, Christine Baumgartner, tensions continue to rise as the couple grapples over child support payments, Your Content has learned.
In a recent legal filing, Baumgartner has requested a staggering $248,000 per month to support their three children. However, Costner vehemently opposes what he views as an exorbitant demand.
Baumgartner argues that the substantial sum is necessary for her and the children to maintain a lifestyle similar to the one enjoyed while under Costner’s care.
She emphasizes that the requested amount does not cover additional expenses such as private school tuition, healthcare, and sports-related costs, which she also expects Costner to cover.
Sources close to the matter have revealed that Costner is already shouldering 100% of the children’s expenses.
Additionally, he has expressed his willingness, in legal documents, to contribute an extra $38,000 per month.
However, he firmly believes that his considerable wealth should not be the sole determinant of child support obligations.
With such figures in mind, she insists that Costner can easily meet her financial demands.
To support her claim, she cites their extravagant lifestyle, which includes frequent trips to destinations like Hawaii, Aspen, and the Caribbean, complete with hired caterers and chefs to entertain guests.
Maintaining their numerous properties, costing approximately $2 million per year, further contributes to the financial strain.
The divorce proceedings have been marred by escalating conflict.
Costner recently filed his own court documents, accusing Baumgartner of violating the terms outlined in their prenuptial agreement.
According to Costner, the agreement stipulated that Baumgartner should have vacated one of his properties by a specific date after filing for divorce.
Costner asserts that she possesses $1.45 million in her bank account, more than enough to cover rent for a new residence.
As the divorce battle continues, the dispute over child support reveals deep divisions between Costner and Baumgartner.
The court will ultimately determine the fair and equitable resolution to this highly contentious matter, according to TMZ.