Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bethenny Frankel Ordered to Pay Estranged Husband Jason Hoppy $100,000 for His Legal Bills


RadarOnline.com:
More than two years after filed for divorce from Jason Hoppy, the couple are still slogging it out in court— and it’s taking a serious financial toll! In the latest round of the bitter battle, RadarOnline.com has learned, a judge has ordered The Real Housewives of New York City star to fork over more than $100,000 to her ex by June 1.

According to court documents filed on May 4 in NYC and obtained by Radar, Frankel has been ordered to pay Hoppy $100,000 in attorney fees by June 1. She previously made a separate court-ordered payment of $100,000 for the same purpose.

The judge said in the ruling that Hoppy “lacks sufficient funds of his own to compensate counsel without depleting his assets.” Indeed, the divorce bills are seriously piling up for the drug company salesman, who makes just over $100,000 per year.

Per the documents, Hoppy paid his former lawyers a total of $307,683, and owed them $86,996.02 as of March 12, 2014. He got new attorneys on March 20, 2014, paying a retainer of $50,000, and owed them $221,962.65 as of July 9, 2014. The number has only grown since then.

Adding to his court-ordered relief, Frankel will be forced to pay him $11,858.42 per month as temporary maintenance beginning this month. She’ll also pay him a temporary base child support of $3,000 for their daughter Bryn, 5, as well as 97% of Bryn’s preschool tuition (which is $600 per month), medical expenses, and other extracurricular expenses (around $900 per month), according to the documents.

The judge also ordered her to pay all carrying charges on the apartment that the couple still own jointly — and where Hoppy lives — totaling more than $11,000 per month, according to the court documents. That includes roughly $1,000 in utilities, $500 in housekeeping expenses, and other fees associated with the home.
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