The legal battle between Kevin Costner and his estranged wife Christine Baumgartner is only getting messier. In a court filing submitted Friday to the Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Baumgartner asked the Yellowstone actor to pay US$248,000 (about C$326,300) a month in child support for their three shared children.
She also reportedly requested US$350,000 (C$460,600) in lawyer’s fees and US$150,000 (C$197,400) in forensic accounting costs.
According to NBC News, who obtained the legal paperwork, Baumgartner, 41, also wants Costner, 68, to pay for private school tuition, extracurriculars and health care expenses.
Baumgartner claimed in the court filing that she has no income as a result of being a stay-at-home parent. She wrote that because of Costner’s “longterm exceedingly high-income,” the family’s lifestyle is “extraordinary.” “I appreciate how very blessed we are to live this way,” Baumgartner continued. “It’s important to not only to provide a warm and comfortable home for our children but to also teach them family values and gratitude.” A separate legal memo from Baumgartner’s lawyers claims Costner’s average monthly cash flow is more than US$1.53 million (over C$2 million).