Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice both pleaded guilty to several fraud charges this week, and now it's time for them to play the waiting game as they await sentencing. So is it possible that the two won't have to be in jail at the same time?

Joe's lawyer tells Us Weekly that Teresa and Joe would want their jail time to be staggered so that one of them is always able to be with their four young daughters. "Because of substantial hardship with the kids, we are hoping staggering of sentences does occur," Joe's attorney says. "I've had it in a few cases where both parents are sentenced to jail time, but we stagger the time so both parents are not away from their kids at once."

However, this may not even become an issue if Teresa doesn't end up getting jail time and instead just gets probation. "We're hoping Teresa does not go to jail," the attorney adds. "The great likelihood is that Joe will get some jail time. There's no doubt about it. It's just a matter of how long."

It's great to hear that the attorney is optimistic that Teresa might not have to go to jail. And if she does end up having to serve jail time, we hope that the parents are indeed in jail at different times for the sake of their children. We're wishing their family all the best. 

Do you think Teresa will get jail time? And if she does, do you think the sentences will be staggered?

Source: Us Weekly