We are filing a chapter 13 case and we gave a patiial fee to an attorney today. Can we cancel with him and get our partial fee back?
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
You can always cancel a retainer agreement but you can't always get all your money back. After all, once you paid the attorney, you authorized him to begin working on your case & he may have done so right away.
Hope this perspective helps!
The fee agreement will state whether or not the fee is refundable. If you notify the attorney quickly, more than likely he or she will refund some or all of your initial deposit, though.
I am licensed only in Texas. Offering information of a general nature in response to a question is not intended to be legal advice in your state.
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You should contact your attorney right away to discuss this.
The representation agreement may help to resolve this. No reason for your change of mind is given. No indication is provided of what legal representation may have been provided or earned at this point.
Often the matter can be resolved, if you explain your reasons.
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