Hollywood fans in Kansas and throughout the nation, especially those who are women, have been following headline news regarding former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s current legal situation. Not only has Weinstein been accused of sexual crimes by a lot of people, his current wife filed for divorce and was recently granted primary custody of their children. The high asset divorce and numerous lawsuits pertaining to the other issues have prompted his first wife to submit a special request to the court.
Eva Chilton was married to Weinstein between 1987 and the early 2000s. The current situation has reportedly caused her to worry that Weinstein is likely to become financially destitute once all the lawsuits against him are fully litigated. For this reason, she asked the court to order Weinstein to pay her $5 million in advanced child support.
An attorney speaking for Chilton said there are women in approximately four to five different countries who say they plan to file lawsuits against Weinstein for sexual harassment. The attorney said it is quite probable such legal actions would render Weinstein unable to meet child support payments for the children he shares with Chilton. The court denied the request.
Weinstein’s current high asset divorce is estimated to settle somewhere between $15 million and $20 million. Weinstein, however, has apparently failed to submit the final paperwork to finalize the divorce. Although most Kansas spouses are not dealing with civil lawsuits and millions of dollars in assets in divorce, many are currently facing contentious custody battles or other issues that warrant litigation. Those who wish to seek additional support may do so by discussing their situations with experienced family law attorneys.
Source: New York Daily News, “Harvey Weinstein’s wife Georgina Chapman gets custody of kids, $15-20M in divorce settlement“, Accessed on Jan. 15, 2018