This breakup between Jules Wainstein and Michael Wainstein keeps getting messier and messier. And the divorce issues aren’t just between the two of them. Unfortunately, the dramatics are affecting their two young children. And Michael’s refusal to pay $135,000 in child support could land him in jail.
This whole time, Michael has claimed that he doesn’t have the money to pay for support and that the requested dollar amount is unrealistic, but now he’s spending a lot of money on trips and nights out…. thanks to his parents footing the bill.
If Michael’s parents could pay for Michael to turn up with his friends, why couldn’t they throw a dollar or two toward Jules and the kids? Obviously, this isn’t their responsibility by any means, but why would they enable Michael’s social life while he’s neglecting parenthood? For all I know, they could be sending money to their grand kids, but I still don’t get why they are supporting Michael’s night life.
According to Page Six, Justice Michael Katz declared, “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.”
Jules’s lawyer Allan Mayefsky declared, “He comes up with money when he needs it for his own purposes. He flies to Florida, has all sorts of expenses, dines out. Recently, he threw a birthday party for his son, which was very nice … I don’t deny that, but when can’t pay the court’s lawyers, one would think you had some priorities here.” Sounds like Father of the Year material to me.
Michael’s lawyer countered that he “has been making payments when he has the money.” Maybe if he stopped flying to Florida and going out to dinner he could pay for the family’s electric bill and schooling. Or maybe I’m just being too logical with that suggestion. Then again, Jules did (allegedly) spend $2,000 on Uber rides in fifteen days, so it seems like no one in this family is fiscally responsible.
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