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Phil Spector challenging estranged wife’s bid for more spousal support

Jailed music mogul Phil Spector is seeking to block his estranged wife from seeking an increase in spousal support.
The producer filed for divorce to end his 10-year marriage to Rachelle last year (16), and he was initially ordered to hand over $37,500 (£28,430) a month in temporary spousal support, as well as more than $14,000 (£10,600) per month in home expenses, and a further $40,000 (£30,330) lump sum to cover accountant fees, reports TheBlast.com.
The 77-year-old’s lawyers managed to have the total monthly fees reduced to just under $39,000 (£29,570), but Rachelle’s legal representative, Brian Kramer, is appealing the ruling.
Spector insists he shouldn’t have to pay Rachelle more money while they work out their divorce, especially as she allegedly failed to keep their finances in order while he is behind bars, reportedly neglecting to settle a tax bill amounting to almost $706,000 (£535,250).
Spector, who has an estimated net worth of $35 million (£26.5 million), met his third wife Rachelle Short in 2003, shortly after he was arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting actress Lana Clarkson at his California home. They wed in 2006, while he was awaiting trial.
He was convicted in 2009 and sentenced to 19 years in prison.

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