Friday, September 9, 2016

Jules Wainstein Gets Huge Settlement in Divorce Court
“Real Housewives of New York” star Jules Wainstein didn't get it all — but she got a lot — from her estranged husband Thursday in their first foray into a Manhattan matrimonial court.

Michael Wainstein agreed to pay the housing expenses for the wafer thin celebrity, the school and nanny expenses for their two young children and a $200 weekly food bill. However, he objected to his wife's demand for an additional $25,000 a month in spousal and child support.

Michael Wainstein's lawyer, Morghan Leia Richardson, said her client's businesses have "suffered tremendously from the publicity" surrounding his high profile divorce, and he’s struggling financially as a result. He owes a lot on his credit cards — some are in default — and an apartment that the couple rented out for income is currently vacant, she said.

Jules Wainstein's lawyer Allan Mayefsky scoffed at that explanation, noting that the couple had enjoyed one lifestyle and "then suddenly the bills are not paid?!"

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz ordered Wainstein, 44, to give his wife $10,000 a month in spousal and child support and said he would revisit that figure after seeing the husband's statement of net worth and other financial documents showing his assets and liabilities.

Meanwhile, Katz said, the hubby can occupy one floor of the couple's triplex on E. 19 St. while his wife and children stay on the top two floors.

"Both parties will remain in their respective spaces and with no infringement. Both of you need to keep a respectful distance, especially for the children's sake. It would not serve them well if there is visible tension between you," the judge told the couple.
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