Just a few months before Gabby Douglas won her gold medal -- and opened the door to countless opportunities that will undoubtedly score her millions of dollars -â€“ her mother filed for bankruptcy ... TMZ has learned According to documents filed earlier this year in Virginia, Natalie Hawkins filed for Chapter 13 ... which is far less severe than Chapter 7. The docs state Hawkins has assets totalling $163,706.10 and debt totaling $79,754.14. Her creditors include: Capital One -- $1,534 Student loan -- $4,350.23 Sprint -- $158.78 T-Mobile -- $413 Orthodontist in Iowa (where Gabby trained when she was 14) -- $408 With the Chapter 13 filing, Hawkins has agreed to a monthly payment plan. She began making payments of $408/month back in February ... to a trustee who will divy it up among her creditors. However, with Gabbyâ€™s new found fame and the potential to make a bloody fortune, it's likely her mother will never have to worry about bankruptcy or money problems ever again.