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McCourt Vs. McCourt, Day One: $1M/Month in Spousal Support?

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Today marks the start of a whole other kind of drama for Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, as he and wife Jamie begin to battle it out in the courtroom as part of a contentious divorce. Day one in Los Angeles Superior Court will be a hearing regarding Mrs. McCourt's request to receive just a few thousand shy of $1 million per month in temporary spousal support, according to the LA Times.

Money is the central issue in this divorce; Jamie McCourt's legal team insists that the proceedings are inherently sexist because she is being seen as a beggar for money from her estranged husband. For his part, Frank McCourt believes she has enough investments and cashflow to sustain her until the divorce is finalized, even if it means selling off real estate properties in her name to do so.

But it is other financial matters that will be hammered out later that have many people interested in this power couple's split, because Jamie McCourt is claiming half ownership of the Dodgers. A date for the trial that would determine their shared assets has yet to be set.