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Shannon's Court Victory: Ex David Beador Agrees To Continue $10K Spousal Support

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Shannon Beador will continue getting more than $10,000 a month in spousal support from her ex David in their nasty divorce battle, can exclusively report.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star, 53, and her ex, 54, appeared in front of Orange County Superior Court Judge James Waltz on Monday, July 9, for a hearing on spousal support and attorney fees.

As exclusively reported last month, David initially wanted to challenge a March 16 temporary court order awarding Shannon $10,500 per month in spousal support.

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At the hearing, David did not challenge the temporary order, and agreed to continue paying the spousal and the $12,000 monthly child support for their three daughters, Sophie, 17, and 14-year-old twins Stella and Adeline.

David will also pay $10,000 to Shannon’s attorney, John Benedict Phillips.

During the hearing on Monday, Phillips said he and Shannon received a report last week from a forensic accountant, who went over David’s and Shannon’s financial records. Both sides, as well as the forensic accountant, agreed to meet with a retired judicial officer, who will preside over a mediation hearing to hash out the details.

In the event Shannon and David don’t come to an agreement, both sides will come back again on October 15 and appear before of Judge Waltz.

Shannon, who looked trim in a dark blazer and white pants, remained quiet and sat in the court audience during the brief hearing.

Monday’s hearing was far less explosive than the last time the exes faced each other in court. At that hearing in March, David told the judge he believed he should be entitled to some of Shannon’s RHOC money because he also participated in the show.

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As had previously reported, Shannon filed documents that revealed she earned $423,205.80 last year. In the papers, Shannon stated that she is a reality television personality who only works seasonally between 5 to 40 hours a week.

David spoke to after Monday's hearing and said he was doing “fantastic.” He said he hopes to come to a agreement on a final settlement before he and Shannon have to be back in court in October.

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When asked if he still plans to challenge Shannon concerning the amount of money she brings in for filming the show, David said, “It’s all going to wash itself out. I just want what best for our kids. Divorce is never fun and it’s hardest on the kids, but they seem to be moving along. I look forward to when this is over. I think we both do.”

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