Natalie Maines’ Estranged Husband Asking for More Than $60K in Monthly Support
The couple married in 2000, and Maines filed for divorce in 2017, citing irreconcilable differences. They have two sons, 17-year-old Jackson and Beckett, 14, and in court documents People obtained, Pasdar is seeking $16,427 in monthly child support and $44,076 in spousal support, totaling $60,503 each month. He is also asking that Maines pay his $350,000 attorney fees.
The 53-year-old actor, whose career has included starring TV roles on Profit and Heroes, as well as extensive film and voiceover work, claims in his court filings that Maines was the primary breadwinner during their marriage, with a net worth of $50 million and an annual $2 million income. He says she paid for the family's $12 million primary residence, their vacation home in Hawaii, travel expenses for trips to New York and Hawaii every year and more, including school tuition for their kids.
Pasdar's filing portrays him as a working actor who averages $150,000 per year in income, and he says he's accumulated $200,000 worth of debt to support himself and the couples' children since he and Maines separated in 2017. Pasdar claims he bypassed "countless employment opportunities" during their marriage so that he could serve as primary caregiver while Maines pursued her music career, and he also claims that she stands to "net millions of dollars of income" from a solo tour she will undertake in 2019, according to People.
The Blast reports that Maines and Pasdar signed a prenuptial agreement before they married, which Pasdar is challenging in court. Pasdar's attorneys are willing to divide up the marital assets according to those terms, but the actor says that not receiving spousal support is "unconscionable" in light of current circumstances.
Maines' response calls Pasdar's claims a "transparent attempt to secure an unfair litigation advantage by wearing Natalie down and dragging this case out."
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