Rich Bethenny Frankel Wants Jason Hoppy to Pay WHAT in Their Divorce?

bethenny frankelDetails are starting to emerge regarding Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy's divorce, and as you probably suspect -- it ain't pretty. Apparently Bethenny, who is worth between $25-$55 million, wants Jason not only to pay child support (which, honestly, is understandable), but to pay medical, dental, optical, therapeutic, and orthodontic expenses for both HER and her daughter, Bryn. Additionally, she'd like life insurance that makes both herself and Bryn beneficiaries. And she also wants primary physical custody of Bryn.

Wow. Looks like things are about to get ugly over in Frankel-Hoppy-ville. These terms are ... interesting.

As far as the child support goes, I get it. Jason was involved in the creating of their daughter -- and he probably wants to help contribute to her life. But why does Jason need to pay for Bethenny's medical? And why does she need to be a beneficiary of his life insurance? I'm not a lawyer, and I'm sure we're not getting all the facts here, but these requests are just weird.

By no means is Jason poor -- and I'm sure he has some sort of piece of Skinnygirl after it was sold to Jim Beam, right? -- but this just seems like a bit much to ask of someone when you're fantastically more wealthy than they are. (In case you're wondering, yes, Bethenny and Jason do have a prenup -- it was signed five days before they got married.)

For the sake of their kid, and the sake of their sanity, I hope that Bethenny and Jason can come to an amicable resolution to this mess. But if this is any indication of the way things are headed, doesn't look that way.

Do you think Bethenny's requests are a bit much?


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nonmember avatar Jessica

Why would HE pay her child support if she's worth $25-55 million? That makes no sense to me...

jrphelps jrphelps

I can't stand her.  Never have been able to watch anything she is part of.  This just reaffirms everything I feel about her

missusmc missusmc

Isnt it pretty standard that regardless of differences in income, the noncustodial parent is to pay child support?  That's actually totally normal.  The other stuff is a bit odd, but maybe it's just so she has something to get rid of during negotiations.  I'm actually appalled at the sentiment that Jason should not have to pay because she is worth so much. IF she gets primary custody, she still has his child most of the time, so it is completely appropriate for him to pay support.

nonmember avatar mb

These are general terms in a separation agreement. I get she has a ton of money, good for her, but that doesn't mean that certain things shouldn't be provided for, for BRYN the child! The life insurance policy is usual in most of these situations, its to provide for Bryn if something happens to Jason, and the mother/father (who ever is providing it, generally non-custodial parent) takes it out. Bryn's medical is also expectable, but for Bethanny I'm not so sure. As well as the noncustodial parent paying for child support. All of these except medical depending on the law of the state is based upon his income, has nothing to do with her. Also, just because she is rich now doesn't necessarily mean she will be forever (I would never wish that on anyone, especially her - I admire her). These terms are about protecting Bryn now and in the future.

nonmember avatar J Foster

I love Bethenny, but her requests are just wrong. She is fortunate if Jason doesnt get spousal support! Let him contribute to the care and needs of Brynn, but he should not have to pay anything for the care and needs of Bethenny

nonmember avatar Mommy7902

I think it's absolutely ridiculous that she has the nerve to ask for anything other than child support!! I personally don't care for her, she seems cold and absolutely damaged! For someone who has so many issues with her childhood, family, upbringing, dating and so on and so on... she is holding on to bitterness from years past and would rather be bitter than HOPPY, oh! LOL! I mean HAPPY!! Why dwell on all the issues when you have a great life in front of you?? Some people just like to play the victim!! She's had enough therapy, she should know this by now! Poor Brynn..an emotionally detached mother with a smart ass personality! UGH! As far as the life insurance, Bethenny has enough money to support her child that if something were to happen to Jason, the funds from the life insurance could be put into a trust for Brynn when she becomes of legal age..Bravo, say byebye to Bethenny!

nonmember avatar Mommy7902

I think it's absolutely ridiculous that she has the nerve to ask for anything other than child support!! I personally don't care for her, she seems cold and absolutely damaged! For someone who has so many issues with her childhood, family, upbringing, dating and so on and so on... she is holding on to bitterness from years past and would rather be bitter than HOPPY, oh! LOL! I mean HAPPY!! Why dwell on all the issues when you have a great life in front of you?? Some people just like to play the victim!! She's had enough therapy, she should know this by now! Poor Brynn..an emotionally detached mother with a smart ass personality! UGH! As far as the life insurance, Bethenny has enough money to support her child that if something were to happen to Jason, the funds from the life insurance could be put into a trust for Brynn when she becomes of legal age..Bravo, say byebye to Bethenny!

nonmember avatar Trisha

No, her requests are standards, these are just her proposals, Jason will file his and then their lawyers will negotiate. The requests are all based on the fact that she is requesting for primary custody, if she gets it, then Jason has to pay child support, regardless of the fact that she is millionaire. If Jason wins the primary custody case, then Bethenny will be the one making child support payments.
Child support is not base on the parents' level of income, it is based on who retained primary custody.

nonmember avatar Shyra

I dont think her request are that unusual. When she went into the relationship thats what she expected so why should she give that up?

Miche... MichelleK41

Actually many divorces are done with the husband paying child support and medical for both mom and kids. Sole custody to just her, no that doesn't fly, sorry Bethenny but as busy as you are she needs time with her Daddy not a nanny. BUT this is all heresay for now.

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