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Tom Girardi Should Not Be Evicted From His Home, Brother Says

Erika Jayne‘s estranged husband, Tom Girardi, might doubtlessly face eviction within the midst of his ongoing authorized battle — however his brother Robert is asking the courtroom to rethink.

Shortly after Robert was named non permanent conservator over the 81-year-old lawyer and his property, he filed a request to place eviction notices on pause as he makes an attempt to totally grasp the extent of Tom’s authorized troubles and funds. Robert can also be involved about how eviction might impression the state of his brother’s well being.

Thomas Girardi. Matt Baron/Shutterstock

“I understand that my brother’s home may ultimately need to be sold. In this regard, I am making plans for him to have a place to live should his home be sold,” Robert wrote in a declaration filed to a California courtroom on Friday, February 12, obtained by Us Weekly. “Although presently he has no place to live that is familiar to him and near his medical professionals. … I do not believe that immediately removing my brother from his home is justified.”

Robert was appointed non permanent conservator over Tom’s property and personal issues throughout a February 1 listening to and can stay in management over his brother’s funds till March 30. Attempting to know the “personal and professional issues” Tom is dealing with has been considered one of “the most trying times in my life,” Robert claimed in his declaration.

“My brother presently needs me to make all decisions related to this bankruptcy case, all legal matters in which he is presently involved, and also to make all decisions related to his personal matters, such as health decisions,” Robert added, noting that he sought recommendation from different authorized professionals to assist him “make decisions that are in my brother’s best interest.”

Tom’s authorized troubles started shortly after information broke in November 2020 that Jayne, 49, filed for divorce after greater than 20 years of marriage. The subsequent month, class motion agency Edelson PC accused the pair of faking their break up to “fraudulently protect Tom and Erika’s money,” claiming that the pair had been “on the verge of financial collapse.” The duo was additionally accused of embezzling $2 million in settlement funds supposed to assist the households of Lion Air Flight 610 victims.

As the estranged pair continued to make headlines, courtroom docs obtained by Us in December revealed that Tom was secretly hospitalized for a “serious illness” weeks prior. At the time, lawyer Evan Jenness instructed a choose that there have been rising issues over his consumer’s psychological wellness.

“I’m unsure that he understands either the nature or the gravity of the current situation,” Jenness mentioned throughout a listening to in December, in response to The Los Angeles Times. He later beneficial that the Colorado native bear a psychological examination as his property had been frozen by the courtroom.

Before being authorised as his brother’s conservator, Robert claimed that Tom was dealing with critical well being setbacks and was “incapable of realizing and understanding the repercussions” of the embezzlement scandal. Adjusting to the added duties of taking good care of Tom’s well being and funds has been “particularly difficult,” Robert famous in his declaration.

“In addition to my efforts to help my brother, I have hired or planned for persons to assist my brother or accompany him when I cannot,” he added. “Furthermore, my brother’s current medical condition has required me to take him to numerous medical appointments as he is unable to drive himself. … Being entrusted with making decisions regarding another’s life is an enormous responsibility which I take very seriously.”

While neither Tom nor the “Pretty Mess” singer have mentioned their authorized woes publicly, a supply beforehand instructed Us that Jayne “will address her divorce on the upcoming season” of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

“Legally, there is only so much she is allowed to say, but she has been advised on what she can put out there,” the insider mentioned of the eleventh season of the truth present. “Viewers will also finally hear the other Housewives’ thoughts on Erika and Tom’s divorce.”

With reporting by Marjorie Hernandez

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