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RHOC Newbie Noella Bergener Files For Legal Separation From Lawyer Husband, Seeking Sole Custody Of Their Son

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Aug. 6 2021, Published 8:42 p.m. ET

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This housewife is already making waves! Real Housewives Of Orange County newcomer Noella Bergener has filed for legal separation from her husband James, who happens to be a personal injury lawyer. She is also seeking full custody of their son.

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In documents obtained via Radar, the latest addition to the Bravo franchise had filed a petition in Orange County court on August 2. According to the docs, the date of marriage was listed as June 28, 2020 and the date of separation was “to be determined.” The up and coming reality star has cited “irreconcilable differences” as the cause for the dissolution of the marriage.

Bergener has also allegedly requested that her estranged husband only have visitation of their two-year-old little boy, James.

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The reality television star is also reportedly asking that the head of the Sweet James law firm pay her monthly spousal support, as well as for the court to terminate his ability to request any support from her. She is also allegedly asking for him to pay her legal fees.

The reason cited in the legal documents is that, "the exact nature of the separate property asset and debts are unknown to the Petitioner at this time. Petitioner reserves the right to amend her petition once it is discovered."

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This news comes as it has been revealed that the IRS and the State of California have allegedly filed liens against James to the tune of $5.8 million.

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According to the news outlet, the IRS is claiming that the attorney has refused to pay $1,878,438 for 2018 and $2,166,680 for 2019. But that isn't all. The state of California is alleging that he owes $1,851,225.04 owed for 2018 and 2019.

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As filming for season 16 of the original Bravo show is reportedly under way, Bergener is set to join returning veteran of the show, Heather Dubrow along with Shannon Beador, Emily Simpson, and Gina Kirschenheiter.

Reportedly two other new housewives, Dr. Jen Armstrong and Nicole James, will also be joining the show.

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