It would've been impossible to film this season of New Jersey Housewives without, at the very least, touching upon the Giudices varied legal and financial issues, if not making them a key plot point. On last night's episode, Teresa addressed their money problems during a picnic dinner on her living room floor, mentioning that she and Joe are paying their mortgage instead of buying furniture (as though, for most people, mortgage payments are optional). Later, the couple both gave their accounts of the dramatic events just outside a courtroom, regarding Teresa's run-in with the wife of a lawyer of Joe's ex-partner who's suing him for fraud after forging his name on mortgage documents. After their court date, Teresa arrived at Jacqueline's cocktail party swathed in fur.
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