Real Housewives of New York star Jules Wainstein was back in court this week with her estranged husband Michael as the former couple duked it out over their finances… or lack there of. Michael is claiming he is so broke that he can’t pay their children’s tuition or their family’s Uber bills and he’s blaming his client for his financial woes.
RadarOnline was inside the courtroom where the couple battled over their financial problems.
â€œMr. Wainstein hasnâ€™t paid $10,000 on September 30 of 2016 or $10,000 on Oct 28, 2016 for tuition for the children, utilities, Uber, transportation, nanny and weekly groceries,â€ Julesâ€™ lawyer revealed. â€œNo payments. He has not paid tuition. The Uber account shuts off and on. There is constant terminations of service for Time Warner Cable. Council stated in September on the record, that Uber would be paid.â€
â€œWe have tax returns that still havenâ€™t been filed,â€ he said. â€œLook at his drafts once again. This year will be worse than 2015-2016, but it never says what 2015-2016 is. He said heâ€™s applied for financial aid for the children, but no application. I doubt itâ€™s been filed because I havenâ€™t seen it. He tried to put it on my client that sheâ€™s holding things up. It was supposed to be done months and months ago.â€
Jules’ lawyer told the judge they were concerned about Michael’s financial situation. â€œWe wonder how heâ€™s paying his expenses, he seems to be doing okay, living fine, not getting kicked out,â€ he said â€œHeâ€™s traveling to Florida, hosting diners. We believe he has another residence.â€
Michaelâ€™s attorney countered Julesâ€™ claims, telling the judge, â€œThe September order did order him to pay Uber and utilities. They were paid. There is no proof they werenâ€™t paid. That was connected to his motherâ€™s credit card.â€
But the judge took umbrage with Michaelâ€™s explanation, saying in court: â€œAllegedly heâ€™s been to Florida twice, once to pursue a pilotâ€™s license fee. Iâ€™m wondering if heâ€™s curtailed his lifestyle and not complying with my orders. There is money available for certain things but not to comply. Why is he getting a pilotâ€™s license, but not paying child support?â€
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