Jamie McCourt Can Live With $637K a Month
Jamie McCourt, the estranged wife of Dodgers (co-?)owner Frank McCourt, is "satisfied" with
Commissioner Judge Scott Gordon's ruling giving her $637,000 per month in spousal support, her attorney said today.
Jamie McCourt had been asking for nearly $1 million per month. Frank McCourt, who originally offered his wife nothing, had said he was willing to pay $150,000 per month.
In court pleadings, Frank McCourt claimed he earned only $5 million a year. Gordon apparently didn't believe that, as his spousal support figure amounts to $7.6 million per year.
Of the award amount, $412,000 is to go towards paying mortgages and upkeep on properties the couple shared before their separation.
Frank McCourt claims to be the sole owner of the Dodgers, and has a marital property agreement to back it up. Jamie's lawyers contend that the agreement awards 85% of the couple's property to Frank, and therefore ought to be torn up.
The pair will go to trial in August to determine whether Jamie should
be awarded half the team.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Los Angeles, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.