McCourts to argue over spousal support in LA court



LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge will consider reducing the amount of spousal support paid by Dodgers owner Frank McCourt to his ex-wife Jamie in their divorce battle over ownership of the team.

McCourt filed a motion in July indicating that he’s paid more than $5 million to cover the mortgages of six homes and a condominium over the last year as well as $2.7 million in temporary spousal support to Jamie McCourt.

Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon, who oversaw the former couple’s divorce trial, will hear arguments on Wednesday. Last May, Gordon ordered McCourt to pay $225,000 a month in spousal support and more than $400,000 a month to maintain the homes.

Jamie McCourt notes in a recent filing that her ex-husband has received more than $44 million into his bank accounts since June 2010.

The Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection in Delaware last month.