Is there a bankruptcy lawyer living near me who will assess my assets, expenses and exemptions for low cost on a limited basis?
I have clear details for my income, expenses, debts; assets. I am confident that the limited assets I have will get through trustee's. However, I am not experienced with using all exemptions possible. I could use someone to review my information and correct possible errors.
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Your question states you reside in Walnut, California. You can use Avvo.com to search for attorneys near you and contact them for an appointment. Alternatively, try contacting the Los Angeles County Bar Association (see link below) for a referral to an attorney near you.
If this is the same question-asker from earlier (Walnut CA), then it may be possible to assist you pre-bankruptcy for a lower fee than the expense of full-representation.
If your case is already in final form and you simply seek the review of an attorney before filing, 2 hours or less should be enough time to review your case, assets, and exemption planning and check for any errors.
Also, before filing you are required to complete pre-bankruptcy credit counseling and you will be responsible for filing that certificate with the court. You will also be required to submit your tax return to the Chapter 7 Trustee within 1-2 weeks of the 341(a) hearing. These "tips" and more would be included as a benefit to working with a bankruptcy law firm/lawyer.
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What you are describing is "unbundled" services. Because the Bankruptcy Court supervises the services of debtor's counsel and requires disclosure of services, attorneys in your area might be concerned that providing unbundled services may be prohibited or discouraged by the Court, or will require a fee disclosure.
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If you live in the Los Angeles area the Bankruptcy Court has a free legal aid that can assist you in assessing your situation.
Jonathan Leventhal, Esq..
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