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As if a year-plus of acrimonious divorce proceedings weren’t emotionally draining enough already, Bethenny Frankel will now be drained financially. The former Real Housewives of New York star’s split from Jason Hoppy has been so drawn out, that the legal fees are piling up, and she’s now got to cover $100K of them for her estranged husband.

While the divorce settlement battle rages on, recent court documents obtained by TMZ show that the former talk show host must immediately hand over the hefty chunk of change to Jason’s attorney as an advance. Once the financial settlement is finally dealt with, the docs state that that six-figure payment will be subtracted from the total Jason gets from Bethenny.

It’s pretty disheartening to see that there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight for this sad legal dispute. Bethenny first filed for divorce way back in January 2013, but the spouses have yet to agree on either the money or the custody agreement around nearly 3-year-old daughter Bryn.

Hopefully these two can close this upsetting chapter soon — if not only for the sake of their precious little one. We know Bethenny has moved on with her life, and imagine Jason would to, as well.

Are you surprised that Bethenny owes Jason’s attorney so much? Tell us in the comments below.

Source: TMZ

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