TMZ is reporting Jules Wainstein had a decent day in court this week when a judge granted her $10,000 a month in spousal and child support. While it is less than half of the 25K she has requested from the court, it is a temporary amount to keep her and the children afloat until the divorce is finalized. At that point, a higher or lower amount will be awarded after all of his financial records have been reviewed by both sides and the judge.
Jules husband Michael has been accused of a very public affair during their marriage that appears to have begun while filming the current season of RHONY. It was touched on briefly during last night’s episode of the RHONY reunion.
Jules has had to call the police on Michael as they continue to “technically co-habitate” in their Manhattan townhouse despite him allegedly spending the majority of his time with the mistress in their nearly rented brownstone. Michael’s attorney continues to deny Michael’s affair and claims that his “diminutive client” has been the victim of physical attacks by the slender Jules.
Jules was blindsided when Michael abruptly filed for divorce last June. On last night’s reunion, a tearful Jules expressed that the state of her marriage as seen on RHONY this seas was no indicative of the kind of relationship she had with her husband in previous years. She made no further comment on any of the rumors surrounding her divorce.
Jules says she and the children are doing well. The first payment is scheduled three full months after Michael filed for divorce on September 30th. Michael’s attorney told the judge that he does not have the resources to make the payments to support his children and the mother of his child from whom, according to what we saw on the show he is estranged. His attorney also mentioned that all of his credit cards were frozen.
Jules mentioned using her husband’s credit cards on the show, an issue that castmate Bethenny Frankel took issue with because she felt she was “using her husband as an ATM.” It seems from the attorney’s statements that Jules also has no use of her credit cards to tide things over until the final decree making the enforcement of the court ordered payments critical.
Perhaps Michael will have to relocate his alleged love nest to an area with lower rent, because the attorney’s pleas to the court fell on deaf ears.
Custody of their two minor children was temporarily awarded to Jules. In addition, now that the case has been before a judge, a gag order is in place which will prevent Michael’s attorney from making accusations toward the mother of Michael’s children to the press in the future.