Scotch Plains, NJ asked in Bankruptcy for New Jersey

Q: What do I do if I paid a lawer for bankruptcy and they have done nothing, and refuse to answer call or emails?

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Karra Kingston
Karra Kingston
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Staten Island , NY

A: You can submit a complaint to the bar and hire a new lawyer if they simply won’t answer.

Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Livingston, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: I recommend going to their office and sitting yourself there until you get an answer

Timothy Denison agrees with this answer

Derek John Soltis
Derek John Soltis
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Jersey City, NJ

A: You can file a fee arbitration with the NJ Attorney Board of Ethics. https://njcourts.gov/attorneys/oae.html

If you need to get the bankruptcy filed fast, reach out to another attorney to explain your need. A chapter 7 bankruptcy is fairly straight forward where you take a class, provide your taxes for two years, proof of income for 6 months, and answer the questions needed to fill out the bankruptcy petition.

My firm does emergency petitions all of the time to get people in and out of bankruptcy fast. Work to fix peoples credit reports.

https://focusedlaw.com/720-credit-score-after-filing-bankruptcy/

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Call the Bar Association in the county where the lawyer practices. There is a grievance process you can initiate. You can also make a suit for the fees.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Go to their office and sit until you get their attention and your money back.

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