The ongoing legal drama starring Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner continues to showcase just how messy divorce can be and the power of prenups. Reports have come out stating that Costner, 68, filed new court documents against Baumgartner, 49, that would block her from removing certain items from their multi-million dollar house.
The documents state that Baumgartner would be allowed to remove items such as her toiletries, clothing, handbags and jewelry but prohibits her from things such as household items, furniture, or artwork.
Costner alleges that 2004 prenuptial documents that they signed proved they agree on “no community property.”
Christine’s lawyers shot back with an objection at the “no community property” saying, “Many of these items [in the home] were acquired during marriage and are presumptively community property.”
However it appears that Christine is aiming to challenge these prenup documents.The prenuptial agreement has also forced Christine to move out of their $145 million dollar compound. However, Christine did see a small victory after a judge approved an almost 130,000 monthly payment in child support from Costner.
According to Christine her manner worries are about her children. Legal documents state, “[Christine] only wants to take care of and support her children. The divorce is not their fault. She doesn’t want them to suffer, or experience negative life changes because of it.”
A November trial date is set to argue and examine the validity of said prenuptial agreements which have been approved by the current judge so far. Christine is set to however possibly lose her 1.4 million dollar divorce settlement by challenging the documents.
“If Christine, in any manner, challenges or assists in the challenge of the validity or enforceability of any provision of this Agreement, she shall lose any and all rights to receive any payment, Property or Interest from Kevin pursuant to this Agreement,” Costner’s attorney quoted in legal files dating back to June.
It seems that even pots and pans are worth the fight in this ever-unfolding legal mess.