Ewan McGregor thinks he's paying his estranged wife too much maintenance.

The 46-year-old actor filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years, Eve Mavrakis, earlier this year - citing ''irreconcilable differences'' for the breakdown of their marriage - and, although he's not yet been ordered to pay anything because the proceedings are still on going, he's claimed he's forked out more than he needs to.

According to court documents, obtained by The Blast, Ewan has claimed he's been ''voluntarily contributing to the living expenses'' of Eve and their children; Clara, 22, Jamyan, 16, Esther, 16 and Anouk, seven, since they separated last year.

However, although Eve acknowledges that he's been voluntarily coughing up financial support, she doesn't think he's been giving her enough given his earnings.

In the initial divorce papers, Ewan asked for joint custody of their kids but in Eve's response to his petition, she has asked for sole custody with visitation for him.

The pair announced their split in October last year but the court documents show the date of their separation as May 28th 2017.

Ewan recently said he hasn't worked since he finished 'Christopher Robin' in November last year because he's been spending quality time with his children.

He said: ''I haven't worked since making this film last November. I just took this time off. I needed to, and I wanted to. I'm about to start something in September, and I look back now and think, 'What have I done?' And I've done nothing really! But I've been really busy doing nothing!

''In actual fact, it's been brilliant having this time off. I've spent a lot of time with my kids, [and also] doing things that I like to do like riding my old bike and tinkering with old cars ... Things that I felt like I wasn't having any time to do and not really having a great deal of time.''

Despite seemingly spending time with his family, Ewan's eldest daughter Clara caused friction last month when she took to Instagram to call her father's new girlfriend and 'Fargo' co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead a ''piece of trash''.

Commenting on a picture from an Instagram fan page devoted to the actress which described her as beautiful, Clara wrote: ''Most beautiful and talented woman on earth? Oh man y'all are delusional. The girl is a piece of trash x [sic]''