Dean McDermott may be off the hook for now in his $110,000 child support and alimony debt nightmare, but his good luck could run out if he misses even just one payment, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
The actor’s ex-wife Mary Jo Eustace, who filed but ultimately dropped a contempt of court demand after McDermott fell months behind on his payments, will not hesitate to take him back to court should he fall behind again, sources told Radar.
“She made it very clear that if he messes up, he will be in big trouble,” an insider said. “He will not get another free pass.”
For now, sources revealed, Eustace, 54, agreed to leave their dispute out of court if McDermott, 50, pays $2,500 every two weeks.
“Dean had no idea how serious the consequences could be until he arrived for the hearing last week,” the insider explained. “He had no idea he could face jail time. He didn’t even know it was a criminal proceeding.”
“He now understand that he cannot miss a payment.”
Page Six was first to report the new truce.
McDermott and Eustace, who share an 18-year-old son, Jack, split in 2005 after he was caught hooking up with Spelling. Just three months after their divorce was finalized, McDermott and Spelling tied the knot.
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