Kevin Costner files new divorce decree to prevent estranged wife from removing items from $145 million estate

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Kevin Costner filed new divorce papers against Christine Baumgartner to insure an “orderly process” as she leaves their shared beach estate outside Santa Barbara, California.

In new documents obtained by Fox News Digital, Costner’s legal team filed an ex parte request to “prevent the Petitioner (Baumgartner) from removing the Respondent’s (Costner) separate property from his home, and to insure an orderly process for the removal of her personal property (if any). “

The “Yellowstone” actor argued in the filing that “under the PMA (prenuptial agreement) there is no community property.”

Baumgartner was ordered by a judge last week to vacate their separate residence at their $145 million Carpinteria complex by July 31.

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Kevin Costner filed new documents in his ongoing divorce from wife Christine Baumgartner. (Getty Images)

“The petitioner’s counsel has stated, in writing, that the Petitioner intends to remove many items that are not the personal property of the Petitioner,” the documents said.

“The applicant refuses to sign a Contract that she will not do so unless and until there is a written agreement between the parties.”

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Costner bought the property before they were married, and a prenuptial agreement stated that she would not only move out of the home within 30 days, but that she would not live in any of the properties his if they divorced.

Her team argued that Santa Barbara’s housing market made it difficult for her to find a new home that would fit the needs of her three children, but Judge Thomas Anderle denied Baumgartner’s request to move out. stay by August 15th.

Christine Baumgartner stands in the doorway of the court with her lawyer

Christine Baumgartner walked into the Santa Barbara courthouse on Wednesday. (Fox News Digital)

Christine Baumgartner stands in the doorway of the court with her lawyer

Christine Baumgartner and her lawyer, John Rydell, were seen in court amid an ongoing divorce. (Fox News Digital)

Her legal team filed an ex parte objection to the application, asking the court to “dismiss Kevin’s request in its entirety and allow the parties to work out the personal property issues themselves, as normal in divorce cases and appropriate given the level of wealth involved. this case. Any dispute can be resolved during the trial.”


In its opposition to the ex parte filing, Baumgartner’s legal team wrote, “Kevin is angry about the Court’s recent decision on the child support and tax request.”

Judge Anderle ruled that Baumgartner will receive $129,755 per month in child support. Costner will have to pay $200,000 in attorney fees and $100,000 in forensic costs.

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner attend a red carpet event

Kevin Costner’s wife, Christine Baumgartner, filed for divorce in May. (Amanda Edwards)

The stray couple each must pay 50% of their three children’s health care, sports and extracurricular activities expenses.

Baumgartner initially requested $248,000 per month in child support or “as an alternative, at the guideline rate of $217,300 per month, payable on the first day of each month.” “


She also asked Costner to fully cover their children’s private school tuition, 100% of their health care expenses, extracurricular activities and sports.

Kevin Costner and his wife Christine Baumgartner at the premiere of the film

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner were married for 18 years. (Getty Images)

Her request to have Costner’s court-ordered payments made by automatic transfer was denied, according to court documents.

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Baumgartner first filed for divorce from the “Field of Dreams” actor on May 1, citing “uncertain differences.” The separation date was listed as April 11, 2023.

They both filed for joint custody of their three children: Cayden, 16, Hayes, 14, and Grace, 13.

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