Kevin Costner’s Lawyer Blasts Wife Christine’s Request For $885,000 In Attorney’s Fees


In the ongoing divorce battle between Hollywood actor Kevin Costner and his estranged wife Christine Baumgartner, things have taken a dramatic turn. Christine’s recent request for Kevin to pay $885,000 in attorney’s fees to argue a single issue in court has left his lawyer incredulous.

Key Takeaway

The ongoing divorce battle between Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner intensifies as Christine requests $885,000 in attorney’s fees. However, with the judge already indicating the enforceability of the prenuptial agreement, Christine’s pursuit appears to be on a dead-end path.

Christine’s Request for Attorney’s Fees

Renowned divorce attorney Laura Wasser, representing Kevin, has responded strongly to Christine’s request. According to Wasser, the substantial amount of fees is supposedly for a mini-trial over one issue in the prenuptial agreement. This issue revolves around whether Christine’s waiver of spousal support is enforceable.

Christine’s legal team argues that they would require $885,000 to present their case. However, Wasser points out that based on hourly rates, they would have to work for over 1,100 hours to justify such a fee.

Wasser describes Christine’s request as “nothing short of outrageous.” She also highlights that the judge has already indicated that the prenuptial agreement is enforceable, making Christine’s pursuit futile.

Christine’s Unsuccessful Legal Battles

In addition to the attorney’s fees dispute, Christine has faced significant setbacks in the divorce proceedings. She initially sought $248,000 per month in child support, a figure Kevin rejected. Kevin argued that a reasonable amount would be $63,000 per month and eventually the judge agreed with him.

Furthermore, Wasser reveals that Kevin has already paid Christine $300,000 in legal fees and alleges that she has taken $105,000 from Kevin’s accounts to finance her legal team.

Consequences of Challenging the Prenuptial Agreement

If Christine fails to successfully challenge the prenuptial agreement and loses her case, she would not only have to return over a million dollars that Kevin had given her but also bear the burden of his lawyer’s fees.

The divorce proceedings continue, and it remains to be seen how the issues between Kevin and Christine will ultimately be resolved.