Thursday, June 27, 2013
Gossip Girl Star Filing for Bankruptcy
Kelly Rutherford, star of the TV show Gossip Girl, filed for bankruptcy this week after a lengthy and costly divorce from her ex-husband, a German businessman based in Monaco, France. With almost $1.5 million reported in legal fees, Rutherford found herself with more debt than she could afford.
She also owed about $350,000 for income tax and more than $25,000 to credit cards. Her total debts are estimated to be over $2 million, and her monthly income is only around $1,200.
If Kelly Rutherford’s situation sounds familiar, it’s because it’s a common story across America. All too often, people find that their income cannot come close to paying off their debts, especially when faced with a long, expensive custody battle in a divorce.
Many people feel ashamed that they’ve reached a point in life where bankruptcy seems like the best option. The truth is bankruptcy helps many people out of their overwhelming debt every day.
A bankruptcy attorney can evaluate your full financial picture and help you make an informed decision about the best plan to get debt free.
If you thing bankruptcy could be the right solution for you, contact an experienced bankruptcy attorney in your area.