Bethenny Frankel doesn’t have to pay Jason Hoppy child support


Nine years later Bethenny Frankelthe separation of Jason Hoppythe The Real Housewives of New York alum no longer has to pay child support for her ex-husband.

“After being granted full legal custody of Bryn in 2020, [Bethenny] has now also been granted primary residential custody of Bryn,” Frankel’s rep told Us Weekly on Wednesday, Dec. 8. “She is also no longer required to pay direct child support.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz ruled on Wednesday that the former reality star, 51, could stop those payments since the former couple’s 11-year-old daughter, Bryn, chose to live primarily with her mother despite the 50/50 custody agreement of his parents, according to page 6. The lawyer for the former Bravo personality, Allan Mayefskyalso reportedly asked for changes to be made to the custody schedule.

Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy.

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“We need to establish a schedule that Bryn can be comfortable with and that the court can order so that we don’t have these constant fights,” Mayefsky said during a video hearing. “We have to recognize that Ms Frankel is the primary parent. … She shouldn’t be paying child support at this point.

Frankel noted that even with a schedule in place, their preteen is “a living, breathing thing and she’s not always going to go,” adding, “I want her to see her dad. I know how important he is to her. a child to have a good relationship with both parents.

Hoppy, also 51, read a statement at the hearing and chose not to oppose his ex-wife’s demands.

“It’s not Bryn’s problem or a problem Bryn has with me,” the pharmaceutical sales manager said, explaining that his child suffered from anxiety, hyperventilation and hives due to the conflict of his parents. “Therefore, I am stepping down from this fight for Bryn and my physical, emotional and mental health. I will not spend the rest of Bryn’s childhood fighting as we share joint physical custody. Bryn knows that I love her, I want her and I will always be available to spend time together.

The former realtor and Frankel tied the knot in March 2010 in New York, welcoming Bryn two months later. Although the duo called it quits in 2012 and settled on custody two years later, their divorce wasn’t finalized until January this year. Frankel sued Hoppy for full custody of their daughter in 2018, and that lawsuit began in 2019 and has yet to be resolved.

While Frankel felt “guilty” for not spending every second with his daughter, his mindset has changed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Now you’re home with your kids all day,” the Naturally thin the author said of Bryn in March. “There is no perfect child or perfect parent. You have to go with your instincts, like in business.

The New York native is currently engaged to Paul Bernonwhom she met on a dating app in 2018.

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