An annoyed Palm Beach County family court judge has issued a respectful but stern warning to the parents of the young man killed by International Polo Club Palm Beach owner John Goodman in a DUI crash: Resolve your financial feud!
“I understand your family has been through a terrible, terrible tragedy that no family should ever have to go through,” Judge Thomas Barkdull told Lili and William Wilson during a hearing. “But these are financial issues . . . that reasonable people should be able to resolve. If you are unable to resolve them, I will resolve them for you.”
The exchange came during a hearing August 30 as the Wilson, mom and dad of Scott Wilson, reopened their old divorce case.
William Wilson, according to court records, wants Barkdull to allow him to quit paying his $2,500-a-month alimony to Lili.
The couple’s financial circumstances have changed drastically this year.
Goodman (who’s appealing a 16-year sentence) and the Wellington nightclub that served Goodman before he ploughed his Bentley into Scott Wilson’s car in 2010 paid out $46 million in damages.
The Wilsons split the money evenly.
Now, William wants to stop the alimony but Lili wants it to continue — and their feud has obviously annoyed Barkdull.
He also threatened the couple to hold a hearing in a crowded park at noon on a Saturday if they can’t resolve case management issues.
Neither Troy Klein, Lili’s lawyer, nor Joy Bartmon, William’s attorney, commented.