Sofía must pay Nick within a month of the court ruling.
She was ordered to pay $76,433 to cover the attorney's fees and an additional $2,959.26 to cover other costs from their legal battle, which adds up to $79,392.26. The actress is expected to pay within 30 days of the ruling.
The legal battle began after their 2014 split.
The former couple have been fighting in court for years. The businessman sued his ex to seek full custody of their frozen embryos. Sofía had refused to allow Nick to bring them to term after their split. Sofía fought back, saying that their contract stated that they both had to consent.
Nick demanded more money than what he was given.
The businessman was asking for $120,000 in legal fees, but the court ruled it could not justify the full fees he was seeking and reduced the amount by 35%. "The Court finds that there is no alternative method of calculating a fee award that would yield a more accurate or just result, and that a further reduction would be insufficient to compensate Defendant for the attorney's fees and costs incurred in pursuing the anti-SLAPP motion," the court document states.