As fans definitely know, Shannon Beador and her ex David met in court today to settle their messy custody battle! Check out what we have learned!
The judge dealing with the case, James Waltz, supposedly told the estranged pair that ‘it seems like they are both good parents to their children, despite the fact that they’re at odds with each other.’
In the end, David, who represented himself today, was ordered to pay $12,000 child support monthly.
As fans of Real Housewives of Orange County are aware, Shannon and David are the parents of three daughters, twins Stella and Adeline, 12 and 16 year old Sophie.
In addition, the court also initially decided David would be paying Shannon $18,000 in spousal support as well!
But when the man was heard protesting exasperatedly, that ‘She spends like a freak!’ it was settled, he would pay a lesser amount, after further discussions.
That being said, it is safe to say she got what she wanted from her cheating ex.
Shannon’s lawyer argued David was technically paying himself rent considering the building is raised on land he already owns, while he explained that the money actually returns to support his businesses.
After the whole thing was done, David opened up about how disappointed he was with the ruling, stating in an interview that he was ‘taken advantage of.’
Seeing how the pair fought over money, the judge eventually ordered a $10,000 retainer for a forensic accountant that is supposed to review David Beador’s business records.
Finally, it was decided the man would be paying Shannon’s attorney fees as well, in the amount of $25,000.
Apparently, as they were signing the order, Shannon was shaking a little, and the lawyer told her to ‘Take a breath, take your time.’
Afterward, David told the judge he only favored Shannon because she was represented by an attorney.
‘I am a little disappointed I was not able to present any evidence. I need to be careful here, but it seems to me you gave more credibility to Mr. Phillips because he’s an attorney and I’m self-represented. Quite honestly, your honor, I was ready to have the bailiff put me in handcuffs and haul me off because $30,000 a month might potentially destroy my company. I have to pay my ex to live a lavish lifestyle while I struggle to make payroll. I have no line of credit because in previous years I had some issues.’
The judge argued that looking at the numbers David presented, the decision was actually more in his favor.