Q: Can a lawyer keep the money we paid him for bankruptcy, even tho we decided not to file? He's been paid for a year.
We pay the lawyer for bankruptcy. After we paid him, we had a couple of deaths and illness in the family. We have decided not to file bankruptcy now, and he won't return our money. It's been about a year that he's had the money. Can he keep the whole amount?
A: He can keep the portion he earned prior to your advising him you were not filing. The rest must be returned.
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