Finally a bit of good news for Bethenny Frankel in her never-ending divorce saga, which has been going on for over three years now!! Yes, Bethenny’s divorce has now been dragging on longer than the length of the actual marriage!
The Real Housewives of New York star has been forking out $12,000 a month in alimony to Jason Hoppy for the past year, but she can now consider her checkbook a little fuller today as a judge ruled she can finally stop making those payments to her ex!
Bethenny also got some good news in the case of her dream apartment in Tribeca. You know, the one she spent eons designing and then barely got to live in. A judge ruled that the trust Jason created to give them joint ownership of it was invalid.
Her attorney shared in a statement, “Bethenny is particularly pleased that the trust agreement, which was used in an attempt to obtain joint ownership of an apartment that she purchased, was rendered void and invalid due to fraudulent behavior in connection with the execution of the agreement. We believe that the evidence, including evidence of the husband’s fraudulent behavior and unclean hands, will clearly demonstrate that Bethenny, who is the sole purchaser, is also the sole owner. We are also pleased the court invalidated the award of interim spousal support to Jason based on his waiver in the prenuptial agreement.”
For more on the tricky trust situation and how Jason’s mom fits in it, read this.
Jason asserts that he made payments toward the home’s renovation so he should be entitled to a portion of the proceeds of the apartment which was bought for $5 million and is now worth an estimated $7 million.
Jason’s lawyer doesn’t feel it was a total loss. “Jason is very happy that the court agreed with him that the ownership of the marital apartment is still an open issue and that he will get his day in court. We believe that the court was in error when they applied an across the board waiver of the right to receive temporary support when the words to extinguish the right did not appear in the prenup.”
In other words, Jason isn’t going away anytime soon. I wonder if his investor is still hoping for a huge payday when this is all said and done?
I feel for Bethenny in this situation. This needs to end already so they can both move on and be done with this long ass chapter of their lives.
TELL US – DOES JASON DESERVE HALF OF THE APARTMENT? HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK IT’LL TAKE FOR HIM TO FINALLY SETTLE WITH BETHENNY ON THIS PART OF THE DIVORCE?
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