New court documents filed by his conservator, brother Robert Girardi, indicate that Tom, 82, is receiving 24-hour care at the residence, where he has been living for nearly two months. 그 문서들, PEOPLE에 의해 획득, note that the former powerhouse attorney “cannot stay in his home due to his finances, and care needs.”
“Tom is the subject of an involuntary bankruptcy proceeding and a marriage dissolution proceeding,” the documents say. “결과적으로, his home was put up for sale. 뿐만 아니라, Tom’s care needs are such that he needs to be at a skilled nursing facility.”
에리카, 50, 이혼 신청 from Tom in November after 21 결혼 년, telling PEOPLE at the time, “This is not a step taken lightly or easily. I have great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we built together.”
그때부터, she and her ex have weathered various controversies in the public eye, including the bankruptcy mentioned in the new documents.
십이월에, Tom and his law firm, 지라디 키즈, were sued for allegedly embezzling funds from several families who lost loved ones in a 2018 [object Window]. He was also later sued by his business partners, resulting in a chapter 7 bankruptcy petition that same month.
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In addition to the ongoing bankruptcy lawsuit, Tom has been diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and was placed under the 보수 코미디언 민디 칼링이 물었다. After Robert was named as his temporary conservator in February, the appointment was 이전 비즈니스 파트너도 6월에.
“It’s obviously a heartbreaking situation for Robert, but we agree with the court’s rulings yesterday,” Robert’s lawyer, Nicholas Van Brunt, said in a statement to PEOPLE at the time.
동안 last week’s episode of 로브, Erika opened up to her costars about the conservatorship
“So yesterday was the hearing for Tom’s conservatorship so that his brother could take over his affairs,” 그녀가 말했다. “So someone sent me an article about what was said in court, and there was just this one piece of it. That just really bothered me. It says, ‘Tom’s brother asked the court to give him the authority to place Tom in a facility that treats neurocognitive disorders such as dementia.'”
Asked how she felt about the ruling, Erika said, “I’m ready to have a nervous breakdown.”
The Bravo star said that she doesn’t agree with Tom being put into a care facility, 그녀가 가지고 있음을 주목 “a little bit of experience” in this department because her grandmother was diagnosed with “very bad dementia” and Alzheimer’s and placed into a home.
“I think he needs a caretaker, 확실히. But I don’t think that he needs to be in a home,” Erika continued on the show. “좋다, I saw my grandmother and I know what they do to you in there. It’s supposed to be great care, but if they lash out, then they medicate you. The only way is down, is what I’m saying.”