Bethenny Frankel scored a pretty major victory in court!
On Tuesday, appeals court judges decided the Real Housewives of New York starlet no longer has to pay her ex-husband Jason Hoppy spousal support every month.
The 45-year-old was owing Jason $ 11,852 a month in temporary maintenance alone!!
It was explained of the court’s ruling:
“We find that the broad and expansive language used by the parties in their agreement forecloses the husband from seeking any kind of spousal support, including temporary support. After acknowledging and representing that they are ‘fully capable of being self supporting,’ the parties agreed to ‘waive any and all claims for spousal support and/or maintenance’ ‘both now and in the future.'”
The Skinnygirl founder even reacted to the good news on Twitter, writing:
It was reported that she’s been paying Jason approximately $ 26,000 a month since 2012 in both the temporary alimony and the $ 10,000 child support for their daughter, Bryn.
But apparently, the $ 5 million Tribeca loft she purchased (and is fighting for) while the two were still married is still to be ruled on. According to court docs:
“Although the wife funded the purchase of the apartment and ordinarily would be considered the settlor, the husband avers that the parties had agreed that the apartment would be joint property, and that consistent with the intention, he made certain payments towards maintenance and renovations.”
So the divorce drama isn’t totally over then.
Hoppy’s lawyer, Bernard Clair, even commented on that news, saying:
“My client is extremely happy that the appeals court rejected his wife’s position that she automatically owns the marital apartment just because she paid for it, and he is looking forward to the appeal’s court directive that a hearing must occur to flesh out his and his wife’s competing claims.”
Guess we’ll have to see what happens there.
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