Shannon Beador may not know how to work an iPhone, but she sure knows how to assemble a legal team! The Real Housewives Of Orange County star has hired a “forensic expert” to review David Beador’s income and assets. And Shannon is demanding that David pay the $25k for the additional legal expenses! So, are we looking at a new spinoff of Forensic Files: David’s Monkey Bars? In any case, it’s certainly a baller move by Ms. Beador. Well played.
Shannon’s separation from David made reality TV headlines this fall when the couple announced they were splitting. This came after two seasons featuring Shannon trying to get over the affair her husband had with an Orange County woman (who was also married), and rising tensions in their household. Now that actual divorce proceedings are underway, it’s time to think about finances – and Shannon thinks David is lying about how much money he has!
According to The Blast, David claims he earned approximately $1.7 million in income last year, but “David has told her she is overestimating his income and that is why she wants the forensic accountant to assist her in determining how much money is at stake.”
Shannon, who says she earns roughly one-fifth of David’s income per year, allegedly spends $55,355/month for living expenses. Umm…WHAT?!
The couple, who have been living separately since September, share custody of their three daughters, but it seems Shannon is still the primary caregiver. The kids live with her while David has his own apartment. Since September, Shannon “has facilitated regular contact between the kids and David,” though she will be seeking primary physical custody in the actual divorce.
Now Shannon is “demanding temporary spousal support to maintain the status quo she had during their marriage” while the final legal arrangement is hammered out.
Despite their marriage of 17 years, Shannon claims she “has no idea how much their marital estate is worth.” She also believes that “David has far greater access to pay for a legal team and the amount she is requesting is ‘modest’ relative to his income.”
Shannon reportedly earned roughly $22,000/month in 2016 and possibly a bit more in 2017. Surely, that’s enough for nine or ten lemons!
TELL US: IS DAVID HIDING MONEY? DO YOU THINK SHANNON WILL GET A FAIR SETTLEMENT?
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