9/21/2016 2:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Steve Levitan‘s estranged wife is just out for a petty cash grab in their divorce … at least that’s how the “Modern Family” creator put it in a very candid email to his ex.
Levitan set the tone right off the bat, starting the email with … “Krista Schmuck,” and then warns her she’s gonna have to blow millions on her lawyers just to get a dime out of him.
In the email — which was filed in their divorce case — Steve also calls Krista out for having loose lips — and says he wishes she handled the split more like Ben Affleck and Jen Garner … or Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Y’know, more conscious uncoupling-ish.
Then again, don’t recall Ben or Chris dropping a “schmuck” bomb on their exes.