Dr. Dre ordered to pay $1.5M to estranged wife Nicole Young in legal fees

Hip Hop mogul, Dr. Dre has been ordered to pay an ‘extra $1.55million’ in attorney fees to estranged wife Nicole Young.

According to the report, a judge issued a ‘temporary order’ in the pair’s ongoing divorce case laying out how much 

Young is expectant of Dre, including spousal support and legal fees.

However, In the court documents obtained by the publication, the judge cited the ‘disparity’ of assets between Dre and Young,

as well as ‘attorney’s training and experience in family law,’ as reasons for the uptick in fees. 

‘Ms. Samantha F. Spector and Lisa Helfend Meyer, certified family law specialists, have significant years of experience

in family law and have extensive practical experience in complex family law matters,’ the judge writes.

Furthermore, Considering the level of the case’s complexity, and the issues involved, an attorney of their level and skill

is reasonably necessary; and therefore, the various hourly rates of the primary and secondary attorneys participating

in this litigation are reasonable and justifiable.

Also, In regards to the heft nature of the fees, the judge continued: ‘Considering what is just and reasonable and using

the Court’s own experience and knowledge that the payee’s reasonable fees are

$3,000,000.00 and costs are $ 550,000.00.’ 

On the Legal Order to Dr. Dre

The order is for Dr.Dre to ‘pay all of the lawyer’s fees based on the “disparity” 

that exists between the two parties’ assets and income.

‘Nicole has assets totaling “approximately 39 million dollars” and Dr. Dre has approximately “243 million dollars,”‘ the court order states.

Noting that the payments Nicole is to receive are ‘only good through July of 2021’ and that she and her

former spouse, who are now legally single according to declaration, are ‘being asked to meet and confer over what

the costs might be to take the case to trial.’

There is also no budging on the declaration of the $300,000 monthly in spousal support Young is expectant of Dre,

a reiteration decision in the judge’s recent court order.

The report states that Dre may not have to fret over the payout since much of his ‘fees are being offset by living

expenses and other payments for the couple’s homes, security, and other expenses.’ 

Back in January, The 56-year-old rapper/producer agreed to pay Young $2million to ‘cover all’ of her bills,

as well as an additional $500,000 for legal fees, according to the report. 

Nicole had originally asked for $5million to pay her lawyers and $2million in monthly spousal support, neither

of which were granted or agreed upon.

In court documents obtained by DailyMail.com in April, Dre was ordered by the judge to hand over another

$500,000 to his former spouse’s attorneys. 

The ruling in July, it was that Dre would pay nearly $300,000 per month to his ex in spousal support for

the foreseeable future, instead of the proposed $5million she was seeking.

Dr. Dre’s lawsuit against Nicole Young

The recent order from the court comes just weeks after Dr. Dre filed a lawsuit accusing Nicole of ’embezzling’ funds from his recording studio business.  He is suing her for allegedly taking money out of accounts for his 

Recording One music studio in Los Angeles’ Sherman Oaks neighborhood, according to legal filings obtained. 

The legal filings indicate the formation of Recording One was in 2015 to operate as a recording studio. 

Both Dre (who was born Andre Young) and his then-wife were in charge of ‘maintenance and control’ of

the studio assets, and Recording One claims that Young was in charge of writing charges and

transferring money for the business.

The studio contends that she ‘decimated’ its bank accounts by withdrawing $353,571.85 in the early stages

of her divorce from Dre, which she filed for in June of 2020.

Her removal from the studio’s trust is amid the divorce proceedings.

In its filing, the studio argues that Young ‘egregiously’ failed to uphold her fiduciary interest by ’embezzling and

stealing money from (the company’s) bank account, and using the money for her own, personal obligations.’

Young could find herself in serious legal trouble if the studio’s allegations are true.

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