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Dennis Hopper

Life Is Expensive

4/5/2010 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0405_dennis_hopper_tmz_bnIt cost $26,000 a month to keep Dennis Hopper alive.

During a court hearing today in his mega-bitter divorce case, Hopper's lawyers explained how the cash-strapped actor was spending a fortune each month to battle cancer and other health problems.

Nonetheless, the judge ordered Dennis to pay Victoria Hopper $8,000 a month in spousal support and another $4,000 a month in child support. But wait, there's more. The judge ordered Dennis to pay more than $9,000 a month in child care and household expenses.

The judge also said, "The best thing for this child is not to have his aunts, uncles and cousins fighting with his mother over this child."

The judge also ruled Victoria can continue living in a guest house on one of Dennis' properties -- and he has to pay for the mortgage.

But Victoria has to pay for half of the upkeep of their horses.

The problems of rich people ...

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