Imprisoned reality star Teresa Giudice has filed a malpractice suit against her former bankruptcy attorney.
Attorney Carlos Cuevas told ET that the allegations contained in Giudice's complaint allege that her bankruptcy attorney "is the reason that Mrs. Giudice is currently incarcerated."
"As alleged in the complaint -- if he had taken appropriate action as her attorney, entrusted with her welfare, she would not be incarcerated," Cuevas added.
Cuevas filed the complaint for Giudice, as she continues serving her 15-month sentence, which began in January.
"The missteps were so bad she had to plead guilty to bankruptcy fraud," Cuevas said. "Emotionally it's a tremendous strain, because imagine going to bed at night and not being able to say to your children, 'I love you.'"
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was sentenced on Oct. 2, 2014 after she and her husband Joe Giudice pleaded guilty to fraud charges in March 2014. The 39-count indictment filed in July 2013 included bank fraud, mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud.
Joe was sentenced to 41 months in prison, which he will serve after his wife completes her sentence, so that at least one parent can be home with their daughters.