Bethenny Frankel’s daughter has been ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation in the bitter custody battle with her ex, Jason Hoppy.
The two currently co-parent and the judge has not made any changes to the current custody agreement — for now.
Judge Michael Katz said that while “on the surface it appears the child is doing well,” he wants an undated evaluation from a psychologist to ensure the parents’ venom isn’t warping their daughter, Brynn, 7.
“What is very clear to me is that there is a terrible environment for communication between the parties,” Katz noted.
Back in December, Frankel, 47 filed a motion with the court to strip her ex husband of all parental rights — two months after the exes reached a resolution in the harassment and stalking charges she brought against him for allegedly threatening her at Bryn’s school.
“This is a case where joint custody is just not viable,” Frankel’s attorney, Allan Mayefsky, told Katz earlier Thursday. “The harassment, the stalking, the 500 emails in 90 days, in which he called her a ‘sad, miserable, bitter old woman,’ and said, ‘I’ll pray for you,’ while asking about life insurance — a veiled threat — there’s no way these parties can be joint custodians.”
Hoppy previously agreed to a plea deal involving a family adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, establishing a six-month period in which he may not have any communication with her and must stay away from her home and place of business.
The former couple finalized their divorce in July 2016.