In California and beyond, things often get a lot worse before they get better when it comes to divorce. Many spouses must first work through tremendous obstacles and disagreements regarding issues, such as property division, child support or other matters before they can achieve amicable settlements. As for child support, Harvey Weinstein and his former wife are currently battling over a particular matter involving $5 million.
Weinstein has been in and out of the news in recent times due to his divorce and serious allegations from various women that he sexually assaulted them. A pressing matter at the moment has arisen from Weinstein’s former spouse, claiming he owes $5 million in child support payments. She says she wants the court to demand that he pay up immediately in case his other legal battles leave him financially insolvent.
An attorney speaking on behalf of Weinstein says his client has never even been so much as late, much less delinquent with his child support payments. He says Weinstein has paid millions in support for his children and currently owes nothing in back payments of any kind. His former wife’s attorney, however, states that Weinstein is prepaying legal representatives with regard to the other legal allegations he will eventually have to battle in court.
This is reportedly what has caused his former wife to worry that funds will quickly be depleted in the future, perhaps making it impossible to continue making child support payments. Those close to Weinstein say he has been stellar in his fulfillment of existing child support orders, making timely payments over the span of 14 years and never missing a single one. As with many similar child support cases in California, the court will have the final say.
Source: People, “Harvey Weinstein’s Ex Wants Remaining $5 Million in Child Support in Case He Goes Broke“, Mike Miller, Dec. 21, 2017