It’s been a troublesome few months for American Pickers’ Frank Fritz. His former TV associate Mike Wolfe confirmed he’d suffered a stroke final summer time, and sadly the star has not bounced again within the time since. Actually, in current months Fritz was coping with continued well being points and was put below a guardianship. Now, he’s coping with cash points as properly.
The truth star was reportedly appointed a lawyer by the court docket when all of this guardianship stuff began occurring. Now, his court-appointed lawyer has filed a Movement to Approve Legal professional Charges. Per the request:
The request is not for a ton of cash, however it’s yet one more request in a wave of economic difficulties the star has been dealing with in current months. Frank Fritz was reportedly having monetary points even earlier than his lawyer filed this most up-to-date movement. A couple of months in the past, we reported that Frank Fritz’s bills are tallying as much as round $28,292 a month. He wants “in-home healthcare” that prices greater than 22K per thirty days by itself. Then he has different various bills together with medical health insurance, transportation and meals which are piling up. He reportedly is just bringing in round $60K per 12 months following his exit from American Pickers, and if that quantity is correct, he clearly can’t afford all of these things.
Frank Fritz has mentioned prior to now he’d like one other TV present, and there have even been (unconfirmed) rumors American Pickers may need him again in the future. Given his present well being standing — a report over at The Solar is referring to Frank’s means to even make small determination as “so impaired” proper now — it doesn’t appear to be a risk in any respect within the close to future.
Proper now, it appears the truth persona could also be spending greater than is coming in. And his lawyer is asking for his due, now, too. The one optimistic information is that Fritz’s lawyer just isn’t asking for a big sum. In accordance with the submitting, he’s asking for $450 in billings for visiting the TV persona within the hospital. He’s additionally searching for $120 for a court docket look in the course of the guardianship course of and a further $150 for evaluations he did of filings that happened in court docket.
MidWest Financial institution, the financial institution that’s behind Frank Fritz’s guardianship is dealing with his affairs, together with the cash to the lawyer, which has been authorised by a decide. The financial institution has mentioned it has plans for Frank’s belongings in an effort to “begin producing revenue for Mr. Fritz.” Hopefully, a plan shall be labored out within the coming months that helps get the previous actuality stars funds again on observe as he continues the method of restoration.