In July, The Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador reached a settlement with her estranged husband David.
It wasn't set in stone, however.
Now, David wants to amend the agreement, claiming that Shannon makes much more money than the court originally established.
According to reports, the couple's latest hearing was so stressful that Shannon confronted David, in tears, outside of the courtroom.
It's bad. Very bad.
Radar Online reports that the hearing went on for three hours and was so contentious that Shannon was biting back tears.
"You are such a nickel and dimer!" Shannon was reportedly heard saying to David after they finally left the courtroom.
An exchange like that really makes you wonder what went on in there, although we do have some details on that front.
The couple's prior agreement had stated that the court could later revisit David's spousal support payments if he chose to.
Well, David chose to.
David had been paying her $22,500 per month; $10,500 in spousal support for Shannon, and the rest child support for their three daughters.
Well, on Monday, David asked a judge to modify that amount, alleging that he should be paying less and that it's all Shannon's fault.
He told Judge James L. Waltz that Shannon's paperwork does not accurately depict how much money she is making.
David claimed that Shannon makes upwards of $900,000 per year and therefore does not need spousal support from him.
That's an interesting accusation, especially because a forensic accountant assigned to the case doesn't believe it.
"I’m just trying to provide a basis for the fact that he’s using $300,000 as her year-per-year salary," David argued, acting as his own attorney.
"She was making far more than that."
Was she? According to the accountant, Shannon rakes in $24,000 per episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
That's a lot of money, to be sure, but until RHOC starts airing 37 episodes per year, the numbers don't add up.
"That’s all I’m trying to prove here," David announced. "Honestly, I hate this. I just want to settle the whole thing."
He did not explain how he arrived at the $900,000 figure.
Shannon's attorney, meanwhile, cited that David Beador's 2017 income was about $108,168 per month.
David argued that his earnings fluctuate during the course of his business, so he sometimes does better some months than others.
It sounds like his argument didn't fly, and that acting as your own attorney isn't all that it's cracked up to be.
The judge admonished David for his income and expense declaration paperwork, citing it as incomplete.
David, who is allegedly worth more than $10 million, explained that he'd "only gotten the chance to work on it" during his lunch hour.
It doesn't sound like that went over well with the judge. Kind of like how teachers in high school can usually tell when you did your homework during lunch.
Ultimately, the judge did decide that the court should see more up-to-date financial filings from both parties.
In the mean time, however, David is ordered to continue paying Shannon the amount he's currently paying.
Things may have driven Shannon to tears in that courtroom, but it sounds like their relationship has improved.
Remember when David reportedly shut off the water to Shannon's house, where his daughters are living no less?