Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice continues to be hit with more legal and financial woes. The reality star is still in the process of paying back her creditors as she’s hit with new and more expensive debts than ever. Plus Teresa has been hit with a major setback in one of her many legal battles.
According to TMZ, in April Teresa was hit with a $238,269 tax lien for unpaid taxes. On top of that in February, the RHONJ star was hit with $23,365 tax lien only two months after getting out of prison.
Despite the mounting debt, Teresa, and Joe’s lawyer James Leonard Jr, says the Giudice’s have set up a payment plan to repay all of their debt in full.
While Teresa may have a plan to pay off her debtors, it looks like she has other legal issues to worry about as an NJ Judge just halted her Malpractice lawsuit against her former Bankruptcy attorney.
Following her release from prison, Teresa filed a malpractice lawsuit against her bankruptcy attorney, whom she blames for landing her prison. In April, the suit was given the green light by a Superior Court judge making it clear the case would make it to the courtroom.
NJ.com is reporting that Teresa’s malpractice lawsuit was put on the back burner following the reopening of her 2009 bankruptcy case.
In April, Teresa’s lawyers attempted to block the reopening of the case after explaining to the court that Teresa has paid off or is in the process of paying off all her creditors. Currently, Teresa has agreements to pay 27 out of 29 of her creditors.
Although this week a Morris County Judge dismissed without prejudice Teresa’s malpractice case. This means the lawsuit can be refiled at a later date. The reason the judge halted the malpractice lawsuit is because the Bankruptcy Act requires an automatic stop of all lawsuits.
Teresa’s attorney Carlos Cuevas asked the Judge to reconsider his ruling since Bankruptcy Code only stops legal action against a debtor when Teresa is the plaintiff in the malpractice lawsuit.
It’s still unclear if Teresa’s creditors are entitled to all or some of her award if she wins her malpractice suit against James Kridel. Barring a settlement, the case will move to U.S. bankruptcy court and a judge will review the evidence and rule in the matter.
Despite this setback, there is still a good chance Teresa could settle her lawsuit against her former bankruptcy attorney.
Wishing Teresa a lot of luck in her current legal battles. Tre is strong and can handle all of this. Hopefully, things go in Teresa’s favor, and she’s able to pay back her creditors once and for all. I’m sure Teresa wants nothing more than to finish paying off her creditors and close the door on that chapter of her life.