Mel B‘s estranged husband, Stephen Belafonte, responded to her divorce filing and requested spousal support in papers filed on Monday, April 3.

According to the documents, Belafonte said that their date of separation was March 1 this year.

He is also seeking to terminate the court’s ability to award support to the former Spice Girl and is requesting that she pay his legal fees.

The film producer also wants joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s daughter, five-year-old Madison.

In Melanie Brown’s legal papers she claimed that their date of separation was earlier – December 28 – and sought to block any spousal support for Belafonte.

She also asked for joint custody of Madison, that she subsequently requested sole legal and physical custody.

On April 3, the same day Belafonte filed his response, the singer was granted a temporary restraining order against him.

The filmmaker was ordered to stay away from Mel and Madison as well as her daughters who are from previous relationships.