It has been more than two years since Bethany Frankel filed for divorce from Jason Hoppy and the couple is still fighting it out in court. In a recent court order, the judge ruled that The Real Housewives of New York City star must pay Hoppy $100,000 by June 1st for his attorney’s fees. Frankel has already made a prior $100,000 payment toward Hoppy’s attorney fees.
The judge said in the ruling that Hoppy “lacks sufficient funds of his own to compensate counsel without depleting his assets.” Hoppy works as a drug company salesman and makes approximately $100,000 per year, so the divorce legal bills are becoming overwhelming.
According to RadarOnline, Hoppy paid his former lawyers a total of $307,683, and owed them $86,996.02 as of March 12, 2014. He paid his new attorneys a retainer of $50,000, and owed them $221,962.65 as of July 9, 2014. The number has only grown since then.
Frankel is also being ordered to start paying Hoppy $11,858.42 per month in temporary maintenance, as well as a $3,000 temporary base child support. The couple has a 5 year old daughter, Bryn, and Frankel pays the majority of her tuition and medical bills.
The judge further ruled that Frankel must pay for and upkeep the apartment the couple still owns jointly, even though Hoppy resides there. The bill for the apartment exceeds $11,000 per month.
The support orders are valid for twelve months, or until the couple is officially divorced. With Frankel and Hoppy still fighting over the apartment, it doesn’t seem like a divorce agreement will be reached any time soon.
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