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Kevin Costner’s Ex Claims His ‘Vast Estate’ Grew from $100M to $400M during Their Marriage

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Kevin Costner’s estranged wife Christine believes her husband’s “vast estate” quadrupled in value from $100 million to $400 million during the course of their 18-year marriage.


Marilyn B. Chinitz, a New York matrimonial and family law attorney at Blank Rome who is not connected to this case, tells PEOPLE that “every move is strategy.”

Christine, continues Chinitz, “is saying, ‘Look, I don't know whether or not I could admit that I had full disclosure. Maybe you didn't tell me everything.'”

In a footnote in these latest documents, Christine’s lawyer also stated that “although we have not completed formal discovery, we believe that Mr. Costner’s net worth is in excess of $400,000,000 and his own forensic determined that his 2022 cash available for support was in excess of $24,000,000.”

Chinitz says the increase in value of Kevin’s assets should be “irrelevant” since Christine signed the premarital agreement.

“Yes, there's something fundamentally unfair about the fact that she doesn't get much more and his assets have grown exponentially for whatever reason. But that's the bargain you struck,” says Chinitz

However, Christine could still see a “positive outcome,” according to Chinitz

“If she's asking the court to award her more support, because the amount that is provided in the agreement is unconscionable — given the fact that her assets are going to be diminished as compared to his — the court can actually say yes, we're going to sever that provision in the agreement. And we're going to look at the issue of support, how much you need, what would sustain your lifestyle somewhat consistent with the way you and your children have lived,” Chinitz continues.

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"Kevin Costner’s Ex Claims His ‘Vast Estate’ Grew from $100M to $400M during Their Marriage," by Eric Andersson was published in People Magazine on August 25, 2023.