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So they are claiming your chapter 13 attorney is getting 50% of his fee?
You did not pay your attorney up front?
i paid to start the bk yes 314. was not billed our asked for anything else
he must of been to be paid out of the plan. but it never got anywhere. i dismissed it.
The trustee can pay your attorney, however the fee is fairly high for a case that was dismissed so soon. You would have to take this up with your attorney.
wow, i'm freaking out here. yes i emailed him. i just wondered what i missed i thought i had asked a fairly straight on question about what fees were entitled so i could make arrangements with some creditors who were calling so soon.
his office said nothing about 8% of anything. nor attorney fees being half
i would never had dismissed and been out this money if i was told this.
He should have stated this as it is very significant, you should review your retainer agreement with him, and contact the bar association if this is not resolved in your favor, if he gets a bar complaint he may give you some of the money back.
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