The pending divorce case recently initiated by Bethenny Frankel, a star of one of the Real Housewives television franchises, continues to heat up. The latest development is that her husband Jason Hoppy has filed his own counter petition, also seeking divorce, and asserting his side of the story. While the Frankel-Hoppy divorce may not seem like something most divorcing couples in Virginia go through, it is actually quite similar. Many divorcing spouses in Virginia ask for the exact same things in the divorce and ask a lot of their children's other parents in terms of child support. So, while the amounts of money involved in this divorce might be quite high, it does provide insight into nearly every Virginia divorce, too.
Hoppy wants his wife to be ordered to pay him child support and also to have the court give him the primary custody of their two-year-old girl. In addition, he requests that his estranged wife purchase health and dental insurance for him and his daughter, as well as uncovered medical expenses for both him and the child. His filings are, in essence, a mirror image of Frankel's petition to the court filed earlier.