After RadarOnline.com extensively reported Michael Wainstein's mounting debts over the years, his lawyer begged a Manhattan judge to deny Jules and her legal team's request for $25,000 a month in spousal and child support!
A courtroom insider revealed Jules "asked for $9,000 a month in tax-free child support and $16,000 for spousal support" at the September 8th hearing.
Michael and his team countered The Real Housewives of New York star's request because of his financial issues.
"He said his businesses have suffered because of the publicity of the case, and that he has money judgments, and his credit cards are closed and in default," the eyewitness said. "He said he does not have a monthly income because the apartment they rent is vacant. He said he can't afford it beyond what he's already paying."
The judge ultimately decided Michael would pay $10,000 until he provides the "documentation to back it up."
But the court bombshell doesn't come as a surprise to Radar readers, as he was slapped with a tax lien on May 31, 2016 after he failed to pay $23,078.75 in state taxes. The lien is still open.
On April 30, 2013, he was hit with a lien for $2,454, which he paid off on June 15, 2016.
But his money and legal troubles didn't start in 2013. Radar reported in April that a Florida financial company sued Michael and his former partner in 1999.
In the complaint, Michael and his partner were accused of planning to take over the company, convert company funds for their personal use, and have the CEO and other executives fired.
Michael and his partner were sued for $755,000 in damages.
Luckily for Michael, the case was eventually dismissed.
On November 26, 2013, Michael, who was the partner/owner of now-defunct NYC restaurant Chateau Cherbuliez, was accused of falling behind on paying his staff, refusing to pay overtime wages and keeping credit card tips.
The case was settled and dismissed on October 16, 2014.
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