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Thank you for your answer, though it did not take into consideration my new location, or the fact that my original lawyer with whom I worked with is no longer able to "be my lawyer" for my case.I would have to assume that to "petition the court", I would be able to do that myself via a letter. Is that correct?
I have to notify the court anyhow of my change of address.
Thank you for your follow-up question. I find that follow-up questions are essential for clarity given the format of our discussionBankruptcy cases are not typically transferred when jurisdiction was met at the time of filing. Therefore the fact that you have relocated would not be reason to transfer your bankruptcyOnce an attorney is the attorney of record in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, that attorney remains the attorney of record until or unless the court relieves him from responsibility. Therefore regardless of your prior attorneys personal problems, he is still your attorney of record and is obligated to modify your case unless he is removed as attorney of record by the court If your attorney has been removed as attorney of record, I suggest that you retain new bankruptcy counsel to file your modification. Bankruptcy law is very complex and a modification should be handled by local counselI would be glad to respond to any related follow-up questions that you may have.