Skip to main content
(404) 685-8800 Contact Us
Former Supermodel files for bankruptcy Atlanta, GA

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

Client Reviews

Former Supermodel files for bankruptcy

judge gavel on a pile of banknotes

Former supermodel and reality television fixture Janice Dickinson has filed for bankruptcy, telling reporters that the filing is an effort to fix her finances and pay back her creditors. The total amount that she owes is said to be about $1 million.

Like many Atlanta residents who are facing financial difficulties and considering bankruptcy, the former supermodel has several different types of debt that she says she is unable to pay. One source of overwhelming debt is in the form of tax debt, which is often very difficult to have discharged in a bankruptcy proceeding. In some cases it may not be possible to discharge tax debt, but there are some possibilities under Chapter 13 to reduce the total amount or under Chapter 7 to try to have the debt wiped out entirely. Whether or not Ms. Dickinson’s tax debt can be discharged in her bankruptcy proceeding will depend largely on her specific circumstances. If it is not, she may be able to create a payment plan to make the obligation more manageable.

The former America’s Next Top Model judge also has some medical debt to contend with in the bankruptcy process. According to reports, she owes thousands of dollars to a dermatologist. Unlike tax debt, medical debt is typically dischargeable in a bankruptcy filing under Chapter 7 (it is treated similarly to credit card debt). A payment plan to pay off linger medical bills is also available under Chapter 13 if the debtor has the funds or income to meet a portion of the obligation.

Source: Los Angeles Times, “Former Supermodel Janice Dickinson files for bankruptcy,” Nardine Saad, April 23, 2013.

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