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Since you have only 8 months left, you can represent yourself, and if your plan has payments for any attorney fees you can amend your schedules to remove those fees as well.
In terms of preparing the final paperwork, you can fill them out and file it with the Court or trustees office,
I am not sure why you have to complete a new means test at this point, and you should ask the attorney why this is requested,
There are no attorney fees due. Will I have to go to a hearing to change to representing myself?
I will do that, thank you
Also, you should have the attorney submit a letter to the Court stating he no longer represents you.
No, their is no Court appearance required,
The attorney who has bailed on me?
he would file a motion to be removed if you do not want him to leave,
The attorney who bailed can be forced by the Court if you want to complete the matter,
if that is not the case no Court hearing is required.
is it hard to fill out the final papers? I'm a literate educated person and don't have trouble writing.
I would first ask the attorney who requested these new forms and if the discharge is going to be an issue if these forms are not required.
No, they are not complicated, you can do them yourself
Let me clarify,
These new forms may not be required by the bankruptcy court trustee,
You should ask the Attorney you had, to provide you the reason for these documents, and if the trustee requested them,
If the trustee requested them, you can fill out the forms, and send them directly to the trustee,
I would also go to the Bankruptcy clerks office, and ask them to help you complete them.
You're speaking about the final forms when I'm about to be discharged?
or the forms if the trustee has requested new forms on my case?
no the current forms given to you by the attorney,
Typically at this late stage all that is required is you make payments as per your plan,
that's what I thought
I do not see why new forms were requested,
the attorney may feel more comfortable representing me with those in place is all I can assume
OK so in summary I have three options and 2 tasks:
option 1: do the paperwork myself
option 2: ask the court to require the former attorney to do the job
option 3: go along with the new attorney but ask him why I need to fill out the paperwork
and my tasks are
1: find out if the trustee has required new paperwork
2: find out what will be required to finish the plan
is that correct?
Are you still there?
Are we done?
ok, thanks for your help, I appreciate it.
As long as the attorney is still a licensed attorney in the State,
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