As Divorce Proceedings Continue, A Judge Prolongs Kevin Costner’s Child Support Payments

The ongoing divorce case between Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner took a new turn when the judge in charge made a few choices. Costner’s brief monthly child support payments of $129,755 were extended by the judge, giving their children more money.

But the judge said no to Costner’s lawyers’ request to settle the child support issue before the November 27 trial date. This hearing will also decide if the couple’s prenuptial agreement can be challenged.

Costner’s lawyers also asked for 10 days to review the forensic accountant’s final files before the hearing starts. About 9,000 pages of forensic accounting papers need to be looked at, which is why this request was made.

In regards to child support, the judge said that a “evidentiary hearing is not likely in the near future.” So, the tentative decision is still in place. But it’s important to know that if there are any changes in the final decision, child support will go back to July 1 if they are made.

Baumgartner, who is 49 years old and has three children with Costner (Cayden, 16, Hayes, 14, and Grace, 13), had asked for $248,000 per month in child support before. The people who work for Costner said that this amount was “inflated.”

During the court case, Baumgartner said she was staying at the actor’s home in Santa Barbara until a child support deal was made. This was done so that she could set up a “suitable separate household.”

But the couple’s deal before they got married said that she had to leave the house within 30 days of filing for divorce. Judge Thomas Anderle of the Superior Court in Santa Barbara County, California, ruled on July 5 that Baumgartner must leave the couple’s luxurious compound, which is believed to be worth $145 million, by July 31.

On August 2, the lawyers for Costner and Baumgartner will go to court again to talk about the couple’s prenuptial agreement.