I can no longer afford my chapter 13 payments nor my attorney. What are the repercussions if my case is dismissed?

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Kathryn U. Tokarska

Answered On Apr 10, 2013
Not sure why you cannot afford your attorney. Your attorney is obligated to provide you with representation for the duration of your chapter 13. He/she cannot take any money from you after the case is filed. He/she is compensated out of the plan. Check your Righs and Responsibilities form, signed and filed with your petition. Dismissal can have a variety of results depending on the specifics of your case. At minimum he/she should explain these to you since they know your case.