Kevin Costner wins in divorce court battle over child support

She is an amazing mother. We'll figure something out and split up'

by Sead Dedovic
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Kevin Costner wins in divorce court battle over child support
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After two days of hearings, the judge ruled in favor of Kevin Costner after his divorce from his second wife Christine Baumgartner. Despite the fact that he personally won the case, Costner said he didn't think there was any winner in this case.

'There's no winner in life when you've been with someone so long, but there's this huge, crazy thing called life, and it all unravels so fast.' As the actor explained after the lawsuit, one minute you feel like you're on top of the world and the next you realize how vulnerable you are.

The actor is confident that he'll have a co-parenting arrangement in place by now with Christine Baumgartner. 'She is an amazing mother. We'll figure something out and split up'. After the second marriage breakdown, which has filled the media columns for months, the actor has said that they need to somehow recover.

His ex-wife requested an increase in child support, but the judge denied the request. She requested a much higher child support amount, but the actor will only pay $63,209 per month. Following an initial request for $248,500 in monthly support, Baumgartner was temporarily awarded $129,755 in July in support for their three children.

In response, Costner offered $51,000. Baumgartner slightly corrected the requested amount for alimony before the court hearing, as a result of the inability to reach an agreement.

Kevin Costner wants to rest

Costner admitted that all this affected him.

-So there are a few things I need to do with this seismic shift. Several obligations cannot be escaped. My priority is to spend more time with my kids and help them through this...spend some time with myself, the actor said.

It is certain that Kevin Costner will use this time to focus on himself from now on. He has experienced some of the toughest times of his career during these times. As a result of the first of his marriages ending in divorce, the second one also suffered the same fate.

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