I live in MA and I am filing chpt 7 with an attny I have worked with for about 2 months. I spoke with several attnys at the beginning to find someone I felt comfortable with and had reasonable fees. She told me it would be $900 for her services for the
whole process. She charged us $400 to complete the means test
and Schedule I & J. She stated that we met the requirements and had us come in to interview with her. After we had the interview with her, we paid her the additional $500 and the $335 filing fee.
Through all my conversations, we talked only about the $900 total. However, as we were signing the contract
, she handwrote the following at the bottom, "$112.50/hour if further information is requested by the trustee
, or matter is contested". Could you please
tell me if this is typical when filing for chpt 7? And, should I be worried about how much this could end up costing us? I don't understand why this she did not disclose this to be beforehand and why this had to be handwritten when this is a standard contract.