October 18, 2021
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Kelly Clarkson gets Montana ranch, where ex Brandon Blackstock is living, in divorce

Kelly Clarkson‘s Montana dwelling is formally hers — not less than, in the eyes of the regulation.

A decide has dominated that the ranch belongs to Clarkson, regardless of arguments from the singer’s ex-husband Brandon Blackstock, in line with paperwork filed in Los Angeles Oct. 1 and obtained by PEOPLE Monday.

Blackstock, who is at present residing on the ranch, claimed the house was “marital property” — however in line with the decide, the residence falls inside the former couple’s prenup, and since Clarkson, 39, purchased it together with her personal cash, it is hers.

Blackstock, 44, had reportedly contested the prenup, arguing that any revenue earned through the seven years he and Clarkson had been married ought to be break up between the 2.

The court docket discovered after digital hearings held in June and July that the Montana ranch and two different properties in the state “acquired during the marriage … are subject to the terms of the Premarital Agreement.”

“The Court further finds that the Montana Ranch and the other two Montana properties are not titled in both of the Parties’ names either as joint tenants with right of survivorship or as tenants by the entireties, as required under the PMA to create marital property,” the paperwork state. “The Court therefore rejects Respondent’s [Blackstock’s] position that the Montana Ranch and other Montana properties are marital property owned 50/50 by the Parties.”

The Voice coach was beforehand ordered by an L.A. County decide to pay Blackstock, her former supervisor, $200,000 a month in spousal and child support, although a supply beforehand advised PEOPLE that Blackstock had requested $436,000 a month.

The most recent replace in the break up comes two months Clarkson was officially declared a single woman in August, when a decide signed off on a authorized dissolution of her marriage to Blackstock a yr and three months after she filed for divorce.

The star had requested that the decide declare her legally divorced in July, arguing that she and her ex “both deserve the opportunity to build a new life.”

The “Stronger” singer was granted major bodily custody in November of their youngsters River Rose, 7, and Remington Alexander, 5.

“Kelly is more than fine. She is doing great and facing forward,” a source told PEOPLE in August. “She’s enjoying the fact that she has the kids for the vast majority of the time and is enjoying time spent with them.”

“When she doesn’t work, she is all about being a mom,” a second insider added on the time, “She loves being with her kids. Occasionally, she even takes her kids to work. It’s obvious that she wants to spend as much time with them as possible.”

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