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Q: Saw Bankruptcy Lawyer/ Consultation about filing chapter 7 , paid $5,500 up front, 24 hrs changed my mind, won’t refund

Paid $5,000 up front plus filing fees and I explained while there at Bankrupcy Attorney office that I shared inherited property with my siblings, After I got home within 24 hrs I called our probate Attorney and was told the Bankruptcy could affect my siblings in the shared property so I called the Bankruptcy Attorney back to cancel the Bankruptcy as I had never turned in any of my paperwork yet to him. I explained we had to not do a bankruptcy after all, and asked to come see him thinking we could pay him for his time and since he only spent 30 min consultation and I never turned any paperwork in or anything filed yet. He treated me Horribly and refused to give me a dime of my money back ! Is this proper etiquette? Can this be legal?

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Depends on the contract you signed but most likely not appropriate. If he continues to refuse and your contract does not address it, you may have to file a fee dispute with your state bar.

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