Shannon Beador’s soon-to-be ex husband David has responded to her divorce filing and things have turned ugly!
David, 53, is challenging the child custody, child support and spousal support requests from the Real Housewives of Orange County star, who filed for primary physical custody of their three daughters: Sophie Beador, 16, and twins Stella and Adeline, 13.
According to the court documents, David is requesting joint legal and physical custody of their three children.
“I am requesting the Court enter an order providing for joint legal custody and award me 50 percent physical custody of the children. Such orders would serve the children’s best interests. While the children (Stella and Adeline) have resided with Shannon, since separation, the children, on several occasions have refused to talk or see me,” the documents state. “This behavior has been tolerated in Shannon’s home and is not in the best interests of the children. I have requested they spend nights with me however they have expressed concerns for their mother in this event.”
The father of three also claims that his ex drinks alcohol and travels excessively.
“Shannon is not fostering or encouraging a healthy father child relationship. Moreover, Shannon’s employment encourages excess drinking and extended travel to which Shannon has chosen not to inform me and make accommodations for the kids to stay with me while she is away.”
He is also requesting that the “court enter guideline child support and Santa Clara guideline temporary spousal support.”
“Shannon earns between $500,00 and $600,00 per year…She again perjured herself stating I earned ‘five times’ the amount she earns. In fact, my salary is $5,000 per week, $262,000 per year and I take distributions averaging approximately $175,000 per year. My ‘take-home’ pay is thus less than what Shannon makes,” the documents state.
Shannon and David wed on September 16, 2000 and separated September 20, 2017.
What are your thoughts in the latest developments in Shannon and David’s messy divorce battle?