Skip to main content
(404) 685-8800 Contact Us
Atlanta judge dismisses Tionne Watkins’ bankruptcy Atlanta, GA

Personal Attention & Experience Since 1971 Family-Owned, Family Focused

Client Reviews

Atlanta judge dismisses Tionne Watkins’ bankruptcy

Judge Gavel, Scales of Justice and legal books on the desk

In November, we wrote that Tionne Watkins, a founding member of the singing group TLC who is better known by her stage name of T-Boz, had filed for bankruptcy in Atlanta. Earlier this month, however, Watkins’ bankruptcy petition was dismissed by the Atlanta judge overseeing the case after he reportedly found that she was not fulfilling her obligations under the repayment plan.

Watkins filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy last fall, claiming that she was unable to pay her bills because of her ex-husband’s failure to make child support payments. You can read more about Watkins and her bankruptcy filing in our previous bankruptcy blog post.

According to the bankruptcy trustee overseeing Watkins’ case, however, the singer has failed to comply with several of the procedures laid out in her repayment plan. She has not filed financial paperwork or made payments as required by bankruptcy laws, and she did not provide proof of her monthly mortgage payments, the trustee claimed. She also failed to attend a meeting of her creditors, and reportedly forgot to include one creditor in her proposed payment plan.

Further, the trustee alleged that Watkins has not taken any action to compel her ex-husband to pay some of the $250,000 he owes in child support.

This led the judge to dismiss Watkins’ bankruptcy case altogether. In the order, the judge stated that Watkins’ failure to comply entailed “an unreasonable and prejudicial delay in protecting the rights and interests of the estate and debtor’s creditors.”

In the order, the judge also prohibited Watkins from filing another bankruptcy claim for 180 days.

Source: Wall Street Journal, “Judge Scrubs T-Boz’s Bankruptcy,” Feb. 13, 2012

Posted on behalf of Gingold & Gingold

1718 Peachtree St NW, #385
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: (404) 685-8800

First Free
Appointment




Disclaimer Privacy Policy

I have read the Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

Our Client Reviews

Gingold & Gingold LLC
5.0 / 5.0

Based on 28 reviews

Jack L.

They did an excellent job with my case. Jamie took the time to really listen and understand things. She delved into the details and was extremely knowledgeable and non judgmental. Very professional and they know what they are doing. Would definitely recommend!

All C.

Mr. Gingold was recommended by an attorney I had worked with previously. I met with Ira Gingold to discuss credit issues. He went over each specific issue thoroughly. He advised me of the potential outcomes. He did all this in one meeting for a very reasonable price. When we finished I was confident in moving forward with a resolution. He definitely wants to help people take the appropriate course of action for their circumstance.

Karen B.

Dear Mr Gingold, There are so many reasons to be thankful for all you have done and will do. Anyone who has ever had unfavorable experiences with an attorney or the legal system will feel the trepidation that I experienced once I realized that my situation seemed hopeless. It was by chance and happily good luck that I decided to put my future and sanity into your hands. I was mortified at having to deal with my debts by claiming bankruptcy. I remember in our first meeting how you assured me that I was not alone and should not feel ashamed. And, anyone in this position obviously does not have money to spare and you were clear about all the costs and allowing me to pay according to my own ability to do so. You advised me in all aspects of the law, but also, you were at each meeting incredibly supportive and complementary of my personal and professional plans. Anyone else in this situation should feel blessed to have access to your expertise and support.

Lyla B.

I thought the process of filing bankruptcy was going to be a difficult one. However, Gingold & Gingold treated me with respect and dignity from the moment I walked through their door. I had the pleasure of working with Jamie. She is very responsive, professional, and knowledgeable. She took the time and listened to my every concern and handled each and every one of them to my satisfaction. My experience with filing bankruptcy under Gingold & Gingold's representation exceeded my expectations in a major way. They gave me such a peace of mind. I am very pleased with my decision of going with Gingold & Gingold to represent me when I filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Julie T.

Wow! I am finally out of debt and can say that I am debt free after completing my chapter 7 bankruptcy case with Gingold and Gingold. Mr dangled was very knowledgeable and direct with regard to my debt situation. there were no surprises and the case went as I was advised. The staff was also very helpful whenever I had a question. I will definitely recommend them in the future to my friends.

Sherard W.

I cannot say enough about this law firm. From the initial consultation to our discharge, the entire office kept me updated with every step of the entire process. I came to the Gingold after a bad experience with another law firm. Ira and Jamie immediately began treating me like family through this experience. In the end, they assisted with eliminating many debts including my 2nd mortgage. I cannot say enough about the experience and knowledge that Ira brought to the table from the office visits to the court time. Thank you very much for helping me through this tough time. Thank you.

Write a review