My sister incurred a debt of $3896 in August 2010. Had a judgment against her for non payment in July 2011. A bankruptcy notice issued shortly after. After notification that her property was held under a restraining order prohibiting disposal of her property (another matter), She notified the collection agency (in Oct 2011), and requested payment be made as soon as property was released. (property subsequently released on the 13 Feb 2012). Payments made to collection agency to date (original amount of $3896) Collection agency proceeded the organise via Lawyer a creditors petition (not as yet filed) (two adjournments) The legal and filling costs have been stated as $9256, making the entire debt now $13,111. As my sister has only her home/car and no form of income. I am left to pay her bills for her. My question is, is the above fee (which includes $3969 (just for creditors petition legal fees) notwithstanding Judgment Legal fees. Does the $9256 appear to be reasonable at 3 times the original debt?
internet / statement of costs from other parties lawyer, court cost (legal web sites)
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As I have not received a response as yet, I have instigated queries directly to the law society and via perusing the respective Act that pertains to legal fees and method of query. Thus far via further internet reseach and verbal discussion. I feel that I have obtained a sufficient answer to my question by other means. (time unfortunately was an issue) As one of your online experts was unable to assist to this moment. I respectively request that my question be cancelled and if possible &/or applicable the fee of $69 be refunded to my credit card. Thank you and kindest regards
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