Despite starring in his own TV chat show for 17 seasons, hosting a radio show, writing a best-selling memoir and being a TV infomercial pitchman, Montel Williams claimed he couldn't pay $7,500 in legal fees for his kids' attorney during a court hearing in Fairfield County, Connecticut Friday.This is just obviously wrong. Montel Williams has multiple sclerosis and has been ruined by the family court.
"Mr. Williams' financial situation is extremely perilous," Montel's attorney told Judge Marylouise Schoefield.
Williams and his ex-wife Grace divorced almost a decade ago. They have two children, Montel II and Wintergrace who have been the subject of an ongoing custody dispute. Williams is reportedly current on his $18,700 a-month support payments for the teenagers but rarely sees them.
The kids want their dad to either step up to the plate and take an active role in their lives or get out of the way so they and their mom can make all the decisions about their upbringing, and they want Montel to pay for their lawyer to argue this latest dispute.
Look at the facts. Ten years of family court litigation. He doesn't get to see his kids. He pays $18,700 a month in support payments for the ex-wife. Somehow that is not enough. Now he is being asked to pay for a lawyer to sue him to make additional demands on him.
I don't see how any of this could possibly be justified. The mom has probably squandered the money, and brainwashed the kids against him. The whole thing is sad, the court is evil.