Stephen Belafonte has responded to Mel B’s divorce petition by filing documents asking for spousal support from Mel B. The movie producer who has been accused of domestic violence by his wife asked in the documents that Mel B pays him $30K a month.
In addition to that, he also asked in the court papers he filed that his estranged wife should be made to pay his lawyer’s fees. He is also asking that he be given the family’s mansion. He reportedly filed the official response to her divorce petition yesterday.
Mel began divorce proceedings in March, just 11 weeks to their 10th anniversary and this move could save her a whole lot of money. Had she stayed married to Stephen for up to 10 years before seeking divorce, she would have been forced under the California law to support Stephen indefinitely, but now it’s likely the duration of support will be at half the marriage’s length.