This proceeding is against your attorney, not you. The trustee thinks your attorney may have charged you too much to file your Bankrutpcy and if this is true, your attorney will have to pay some of that money to the Bankruptcy court and/or back to you. You received a subpoena because you will be asked to testify as to the amount of money that you paid.
Your attorney must show up for that hearing, and he or she does not have the right to charge you anything for doing so.
So, you can go to the proceeding without your attorney, but your attorney must show up anyway to explain their charges.
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Yes and no. I understand what I'm going to court for, my concern is that I will be charged a fee for the lawyer coming to court and saying anything on my behalf from the Law Firm I hired to do my Bankruptcy.
Ms. Barr with the Dept. of Justice will not speak to me because she says I am represented by counsel. My concern comes into play because I received my discharge in December and do not want to be charged attorney fees for the Deposition coming up this Wednesday. Is there a form I need to fill out saying I am not represented by counsel? Additionally, when I called Ms. Barr's Office, they said they couldn't tell me anything because it would be giving me legal advice and I am represented by counsel. I then said, that what I hired my attorney to do has been completed, so how is that I still am represented by counsel when I have received a Discharge in my Bankruptcy. The office said that they understood my concern, but I would have to talk with my attorney. Just a little confused as to what I need to do or how I should proceed come Wednesday. And thanks for such a quick reply!!!
Oh my goodness, you have no idea how much weight has been lifted off of me. I appreciate your time, I appreciate your knowledge, and I appreciate YOU!! Thank you so much,
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