When I had my first meeting with my bankruptcy attorney, my main concern, at the time, was the deluge of phone calls from creditors. My attorney suggested that I wait for a couple months before filing Chapter 7 and, in the meantime, the attorney would "field" all the phone calls from the creditors. Paid the attorney $1000 for this service and on all creditors calls I just gave them the name and phone number of my attorney. As it turned out, most of the creditors were not interested in calling my attorney unless I gave the the number for Chapter 7 filing, which I didn't have. Frankly, I'm somewhat disenchanted with my attorney, but I'll be going to see her this week to file Chapter 7 and pay $950. All of this is a lot of money that I can ill afford and the stress is buildng. Any advice?
tell her to kiss your butt and file the 7 as part of the $1000 you already paid her for hardly anything. It couldnt hurt to mention that you are concidering filing a complaint with the Bar. It is *not* common for an attorney to charge a fee to field pre-bankruptcy creditor calls, and then ask an *additional* $950 for your Chapter 7. I would suggest that you find a new attorney, making sure to tell him/her what your previous attorney did.
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