Philadelphia, PA asked in Bankruptcy for Pennsylvania

Q: 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
Kathryn U. Tokarska
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA

A: 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.

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