Q: Lawyer wont return my Deposit after I decided not to procced and I have no contract signed
I put in a deposit to start my bankruptcy, I ended up settling with the card companies and canceling the the bankruptcy. I then asked for my deposit back since we didn't do a contract and the lawyer refuses to return it, says its a consultation fee when the receipt he gave me says deposit and never mentioned a consultation fee
As you've never filed your bankruptcy case, the bankruptcy court has no jurisdiction over your claim.
It may be that the US Trustee's office, or the California Bar Association, would be the more appropriate agency to entertain your grievance.
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