Despite $129,000 child support,
ex-wife may "be financially wiped out".
Kevin Costner will only pay Christine Baumgartner child support for the following five years, and she might spend all of her $1 million settlement on legal costs, according to experts.
Many believe that Kevin Costner's ex-wife Christine Baumgartner will be well-off for the rest of her life now that.
The actor has agreed to temporarily pay her $129,000 a month in child support while they wait for a divorce settlement to be finalized.
Not so quickly, though, say family law professionals. Unbelievable as it may sound, one analyst claimed that Baumgartner "could be financially wiped out" in the future due to a variety of issues.
These include the peculiar realities of the Costner family's extravagant lifestyle, the enormous power disparity between the estranged spouses.
The way child-custody and California divorce laws operate, Baumgartner's aggressive and "extravagant" demands for money from her wealthy and powerful husband.
"It's a very dangerous game she's playing," said Christopher Melcher, a family law attorney in Los Angeles who has represented a number of well-known people.
She is much more at risk than he is in this situation. Whatever happens, Kevin will always be wealthy and will be okay.
The two-time Women's Champion is eager to return to WWE after a seventeen-year absence to battle Charlotte Flair.