Thomas Girardi, the husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Erika Jayne, has just been placed under a temporary conservatorship amid a possible move in the near future into a facility that treats neurocognitive disorders.
According to a series of new reports, Los Angeles Superior Judge Daniel Juarez granted a petition filed by Robert Girardi, the brother of the 81-year-old attorney, on Monday, and he named a temporary conservator for Thomas.
On February 1, The Blast revealed Robert would serve as Thomas’ temporary conservator and confirmed that because of his alleged medical issues, Thomas was not present at the hearing.
In a report written by Thomas’ court-appointed lawyer, Rudy Cosio, it was said “that Thomas could not fully comprehend the nature of the proceedings although he did state that he had no objections to Robert taking care of him the limited purpose of executing contracts on his behalf. Thomas voiced his concern of having a media circus at the hearing.”
“He indicated that he wanted to continue the matter for thirty days as 10 identified the petitioner and reviewed the petition with him,” the lawyer continued, adding that Thomas was “currently having tests performed to diagnose any memory issues.”
Weeks ago, Robert filed a petition to be named as Thomas’ conservator, claiming the attorney, who was recently forced into bankruptcy, was unable to take care of himself and experiencing memory loss.
While Robert claimed Thomas is unable to perform his day-to-day functions without assistance, Thomas’ many creditors have questioned whether he’s truly experiencing memory loss and made it clear that they find the timing of his supposed struggles convenient.
According to a second report from Us Weekly, the conservatorship is set to expire on March 30 with an additional hearing set to take place on March 15.
During the upcoming hearing, the court will discuss a number of other requests made in Robert’s petition for conservatorship, including his petition to be given the authority to put Tom in a facility that treats neurocognitive disorders.
Late last year, one of Thomas’ firm’s attorneys claimed in court that the RHOBH attorney was “unavailable… due to a serious illness that caused him to be hospitalized for which he sought treatment.”
The exact illness has yet to be revealed.
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