Real Housewives of New York's Jules Wainstein Gets Served Divorce Papers

Reality star is given the official documents after her husband filed for the split in May

By Bruna Nessif Jul 19, 2016 10:51 PMTags
Michael Wainstein, Jules Wainstein, Julianne WainsteinJason Binn/WireImage

The wheels are officially in motion.

E! News has confirmed that The Real Housewives of New York's Jules Wainstein was finally served with divorce papers from her husband Michael Wainstein a few months after learning that the pair decided to call it quits.

The New York court filing shows that Jules has enlisted Bethenny Frankel's divorce lawyers, Aronson Mayefsky and Sloan, for her case, which is also listed as a "contested" divorce. This means that there are certain terms that the two parties cannot agree to, either about getting divorced or about issues pertaining to the separation, such as the division of assets, allocation of debts, alimony, child support, or the custody of children.

Specifics as to what these two stars cannot agree on have yet to be disclosed.

Court Appearances

The divorce papers come roughly one month after police were called to the Wainstein home.

E! News learned at the time that the Real Housewives of New York star called the police on her estranged husband after feeling threatened by her ex. "Jules was the one who called the police," a source told us, adding that Jules needed help because Michael was speaking to her in a threatening manner. No arrests were made.

The call to police came shortly after the reality star announced that their marriage has come to an end after eight years together. The insider added, "This divorce is contentious and it's going to be ongoing."

Michael filed for divorce from Jules after she allegedly caught him cheating on her. "They were having issues before the show but I think pressure from filming clearly put a strain the marriage," an insider previously told us before adding, "It brought things to a head."

The Bravolebrity was also hit with a lien for allegedly refusing to pay $25,000 in bills related to her lux New York condo, which E! News has learned is not the family home, but Jules' apartment that she lived in prior to her marriage.

According to The Daily Mail, The Board of Managers of the Apthorp Condominium filed a lien against Wainstein accusing her of not paying them $25,243.74 in costs related to commons charges and other amounts potentially linked to association fees.

E! News has reached out to both parties for comment.

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