Margaret Josephs fought her ex in a secret custody war before she found fame on RHONJ, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.
The reality TV newbie’s divorce from Jan Josephs was finalized in 2013, according to New Jersey Superior Court documents obtained by Radar. The couple conceived one son, Spencer, before their split.
Margaret and Jan were ordered to “endeavor to make certain that Spencer shall spend reasonable time with both parties. All holidays and vacations shall be divided and/or alternated on an equal basis.” Spencer was set to have Margaret’s residence be his primary home.
Neither Jan nor Margaret had to pay child support, as they were to split all of Spencer’s costs equally and each party would be responsible for Spencer’s costs while he was with them. They also had to split his Lexus car payments and college costs, with Jan paying for the first two years of his tuition and Margaret paying the later two years. His allowance while in school was to be split equally.
Spencer, now 26, attended Tulane University in New Orleans, leaving his mom behind to run her Macbeth Collection in New Jersey. It is unclear where he currently resides or what his occupation is.
Margaret, 50, was also ordered to pay an undisclosed amount of spousal support as part of their divorce settlement, and had to contribute towards his medical insurance premium as well. She had to make spousal support payments until Jan remarried, until May 31, 2023, or until she sold her share of the Macbeth Group (which is known on the show as the Macbeth Collection).
Jan was given the marital home, as it was his possession before they tied the knot in 1994. He was also able to keep his stake in two commercial buildings, but sold his stake in the Macbeth Collection, LLC for $400,000 and signed a non-disclosure agreement in regards to his knowledge of the company.
Margaret later moved into an apartment in Bergen County that same year, and was sued by her landlord Sangwon Jhun after she allegedly refused to pay $5,000 for repairs from removing a wall-to-wall cabinet. The case was disposed in May 2014.
She was later sued for $9.4 million by Vineyard Vines after she allegedly copied their clothes and logo for her Macbeth Collection. The case is still ongoing.
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