One of the most shocking and saddest splits in housewives history seems to be getting pretty ugly.
RHOC’s Shannon and David Beador recently announced their split after a rollarcoster of a marriage that was witnessed by millions of housewives fans. Although it seemed that they planned on staying on good terms for the sake of their children, even attending USC games as a family, apparently things are getting ugly in the courtroom.
Radar Online has obtained a new filing which reportedly shows that Shannon is requesting $25,000 from her ex-husband in order to cover her legal fees.
Shannon is really going for everything as she is also requesting spousal support and full custody of their three daughters: Sophie, Stella and Adaline.
In the court documents filed earlier this month, Shannon requests “that the Court award me $25,000 as and for an initial contributory share of my attorney’s fees, expert fees, and other costs.” Shannon states that David is more than capable of paying this as “David has far greater access to funds to pay attorney fees, and the amount of the award for which request is made is modest relative to David’s income.”
In fact, Shannon claims that “David earns more than five times what I earn.”
The document states that the fees should be paid via the “respondents earnings” which are reported at a total of “$1,794,315 year-to-date through 10/31/2017.”
Apparently David is singing a different tune as he claims the estimate is too high, and Shannon will have to “hire a forensic accountant to assist me in evaluating David’s claim in this regard.”
Yikes – this could get pretty ugly. I’m thinking that Shannon ends up getting everything that she wants in this divorce. David had the affair and checked out of the marriage while Shannon seemed to do everything she could to keep the family together. On the other hand if David gets a top notch lawyer he may be able to argue David’s earning are less than what is being reported. I guess we will need to see what Shannon and this ‘forensic accountant’ come up with. This sounds like it has enough drama to be it’s own reality spin off show!
Thoughts on this report? Do you think Shannon’s requests are reasonable?
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