Jules and Michael Wainstein’s divorce proceedings continue to be a hot mess. In the latest Page Six story, it appears that they were back in court yesterday because Michael in not paying the child support, rent, and utilities he was ordered to by the court. On more that one occasion, the power bill has not been paid in the marital home where Jules lives with the boys and the electricity has been cut off.
On RHONY we saw Michael go to work everyday at his business that was located in the same building they lived in. However, he tells the judge that he is not making money and his parents are supporting him.
In court yesterday, the judge was fed up that Michael had not paid the $135,000 he owes Jules despite two opportunities to do so. It is not clear of that amount includes the $50,000. So the judge set up a contempt of court hearing for next month. If things are not settled in the meantime, he will likely go to jail.
Jules attorney is asking for permission to sell the apartment that is in Jules name in order to liquidate assets to support her family. Jules has testified that she only made $60,000 for her RHONY season.
In other news, because of the lack of payment to the kids school, it is reported that they have been asked no to return next year.
Michael has been spending tons of money he claims belongs to his mother on things like private planes to Florida, lavish dinner parties for friends and other luxuries while his wife and children are living with no power in the house.
Jules says that he is simply hiding money during the divorce proceedings and lying about his lack of ability to pay.
The judge told Michael,“It is my observation that when it’s important for your client to come up with the money he’s able to come up with it. You say it’s from his parents but his parents give him money for the things that are important to him. He hasn’t demonstrated that complying with my orders is important to him.” The judge went on to strongly advise Michael to come well prepared for the contempt hearing next month.
It’s unclear if he is still with the mistress.