Bethenny Frankel can raise a skinny girl margarita in celebration tonight as she is a free woman (from child support anyways!)
E! News reports that a ruling went in Bethenny’s favor and she will no longer be responsible for paying ex-husband Jason Hobby child support.
Per court documents:
“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.'”
It is also being reported that Bethenny will not be paying Jason the $11,852 a month in temporary maintenance anymore.
Bethenny sure has some extra cash on her hands now as reports state the skinny girl mogul has been paying her ex-hubby a court ordered total of around $26,000 a month since their split in 2012, which includes almost $12,000 a month in temporary alimony and $10,000 a month in child support for their daughter Bryn.
This surely is a victory for Bethenny; however there is still the fight over their $5 million Tribeca condominium which fans got a glimpse on during Bethenny Ever After. This purchase wasn’t so cut and dry as documents state:
“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.”
In a statement from Jason’s lawyer – it’s clear that he was happy that the New York property isn’t solely viewed as Bethenny’s property 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.”
I’m sure Bethenny is ready to move on with her life! This is clearly a step in the right direction for her; however this whole process has seemed drawn out and I’m sure she’s still annoyed that the housing situation hasn’t been determined yet.
Do you think the court ruling was fair to both parties? Are you surprised that Bethenny’s divorce is still going on?