Inside Kevin Costner’s Divorce Bombshell with Final Settlement and Custody Battle Details Unveiled

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Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner have officially concluded their marriage, marking the end of a prolonged divorce process. Newly released documents, as obtained by ET, reveal that both parties have reached a consensus through a Marital Settlement Agreement, effectively dissolving their marriage. The agreement also includes a provision that exempts them from participating in the Parent Education and Co-Parenting Effectively “P.E.A.C.E.” class, typically mandated for divorcing couples.

The legal documents detail that the resolution of their divorce was facilitated by a mutually agreed-upon Marital Settlement Agreement, addressing and settling the various aspects of their dissolution proceedings. A significant part of this agreement pertains to the custody arrangements for their three teenage children, Cayden, Hayes, and Grace, ensuring that their welfare and co-parenting arrangements are clearly defined.

Furthermore, the documents highlight a clause that allows for the possibility of court-mandated participation in the P.E.A.C.E. classes in the future, should any custody-related disputes arise between Costner and Baumgartner, reported US Weekly.

This finalization of their divorce comes on the heels of an announcement made five months prior, where a representative for Costner communicated that both he and Baumgartner had reached a harmonious resolution concerning their divorce, settling all related matters amicably.

The journey to this resolution began when Baumgartner initiated the divorce proceedings on May 1, citing irreconcilable differences after 18 years of marriage and marking April 11 as the separation date. Costner responded with a filing that echoed a desire for joint custody and highlighted the existence of a prenuptial agreement, which played a pivotal role in the discussions that followed.

The couple faced significant legal deliberations, particularly concerning the financial aspects of child support. During court hearings on August 31 and September 1, the primary focus was on determining the appropriate amount for Costner’s monthly child support payments. The conclusion of these hearings saw a judge ruling in favor of reducing Costner’s child support payments from the initially set $128,000 per month to $63,209.

In the aftermath of their divorce, both Costner and Baumgartner have been reported to embark on new chapters in their personal lives. Costner has been linked with singer Jewel, while Baumgartner is said to be in a relationship with Josh Connor, a financier, and their former neighbor, signaling a move forward for both parties following their divorce.

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