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Hopper Ordered to Pay Spousal, Child Support

Updated 2:26 p.m. EST

A judge says Dennis Hopper's estranged wife and daughter will be allowed to live on the actor's property while the couple engage in a bitter divorce.

A judge also ordered the ailing actor-director to pay $12,000 a month in spousal and child support costs. The 73-year-old is battling prostate cancer and his attorney repeatedly described him during a hearing Monday as being "desperately ill."

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The "Easy Rider" star did not attend the hearing, but his estranged wife, Victoria, and his adult children were present.

Judge Amy Pellman sternly admonished them to try to work together to ease the impact of Hopper's likely death on the couple's 7-year-old daughter.

The divorce has seen numerous allegations lobbed by both sides.

Hopper's attorney had argued that Victoria Duffy Hopper should not stay on the property because of the acrimony by both sides.