The former Mrs. Juan Courtney Cunningham has parted ways with her Republican lobbyist husband.
To the alimony tune of $11,500 per month.
Kitty Cunningham, 44, began divorce proceedings against her 44-year-old husband,of the Coral Gables-based Barreto, Cunningham and May public affairs firm, in April 2005 saying their marriage was "irretrievably broken." The couple wed 14 years ago in Bemuda.
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Courtney is an attorney, consultant, lobbyist, and government relations consultant whose influence extends from Miami to the halls of power in Tallahassee. Gov. Jeb Bush recently appointed him a University of Florida trustee.
Indeed, according to a financial affidavit dated May 2005, Courtney boasts a net worth of almost $1.2 million. He lists his occupation as a "consultant" who works from his home address in Pinecrest and earns a monthly wage of $16,666. He also claims to generate an additional $57,315 per month from "sources such as self-employment, partnerships, and or/ independent contracts." Tack on an estimated $7,704 for "monthly reimbursed expenses" and Courtney's monthly gross income tops the $81,000 mark.
In addition to alimony and child support ($3,500 per month), the couple agreed Kitty would receive half of the sum in their checking account -- $40,000. And in May 2005 she moved out of their former family home -- market value: $2.3 million. The property was refinanced and she was awarded a portion of the profit -- $416,000.