11/13/2009 AT 7:20 PM ET
Brandi Glanville says she’s unable to buy basic necessities like food and gas because her estranged husband Eddie Cibrian controls her credit card, Los Angeles court papers show.
Glanville, 36, a former model turned full-time mom, is also requesting at least $39,963 in monthly support from Cibrian, who filed for divorce after going public with his relationship with LeAnn Rimes.
Glaville cites $11,942 to cover her mortgage, $4,000 for eating out, $3,000 for clothes, $1,500 for child care, $750 for Pilates and another $750 for massages and facials, among other needs.
In a California divorce, spouses have a legal right to ask the higher earner to support the lifestyle they were accustomed to during the marriage. Glanville, who’s unemployed, claims that Cibrian makes $60,000 gross per week from CSI: Miami.
She accuses Cibrian, who has been paying her household bills, of cutting off her access to cash because he’s lowered her card’s credit limit, and has ceased to allow cash advances on it.
“It has been very difficult and humiliating, not to mention disruptive to the children, for me to have my credit card declined at the supermarket,” she states.
Cibrian’s attorney, Neal Raymond Hersh, responded to PEOPLE: “Nothing could be further from the truth. Eddie’s responsibility as a father is his highest priority. He has been and will continue to be responsible to the children as well as Brandi. The parties are very working together to resolve the issues of custody and money.”
A hearing is set for Nov. 23.