Just days after Bethenny Frankel settled her Skinnygirl lawsuit, she is back in the legal spotlight, this time regarding her divorce settlement with Jason Hoppy.
For a brief moment, Frankel seemed to have a grasp on her legal battles. But the reality star has been ordered to pay up more than $100,000 to Hoppy.
According to court documents filed on May 4, a judge ordered Frankel to pay Hoppy $100,000 in attorney fees by June 1.
The judge declared that Hoppy “lacks sufficient funds of his own to compensate counsel without depleting his assets.”
Hoppy, a drug company salesman has racked up as much in attorney fees as earns yearly. According to Radar Online, he makes just over $100,000 a year.
The court documents state that Hoppy paid lawyers $307,683. As of March 12, 2014, he owed them $86,996.
If that wasn’t expensive enough, when he hired new attorneys on March 20, 2014, he paid a $50,000 retainer and racked up a $221,962 bill by July 9, 2014.
His bill has only increased since then.
Frankel will be required to pay Hoppy $11,858 per month beginning this month. She will also pay him a temporary base child support of $3,000 and pay for 97% of their daughter’s preschool tuition ($600 a month).
Damn! Ever heard of public school???
Bethenny is also expected to pay for Bryn’s - their 5-year old daughter - medical expenses and extra curricular expenses. Those add up to around $900 a month.
Of course, this is good news for Hoppy. Jason Hoppy requested more child support last month, claiming he has not been able to find steady employment.
If that isn’t enough to make a dent in Frankel’s bank account, the judge also ordered her to pay all carrying charges on the apartment the couple jointly owns and where Hoppy currently lives.
That alone will total $11,000 a month.
The $11,000 for the apartment includes $1,000 utilities and $500 for housekeeping. We are glad our judicial system is spending time on Jason Hoppy’s freaking maid.
This is not their final divorce agreement though. These support orders are only valid for 12 months or until they come to their own agreement.
However, Jason and Bethenny have been fighting for two years over their divorce.
Naturally, we aren’t hopeful they will come to terms on their own.