I am in cpt 13. 100% payback. Can not afford it and need to modify payment. Several variables and some changes to my situation since original filing in 2015. Attempts to meet with attorney difficult and I’m not getting questions answered
Fire your attorney. Do this in writing. Find a new attorney using AVVO or some other means. Meet with new attorney and discuss representation.
I am not your attorney unless you and I have signed a retainer agreement. What I am saying is not legal advice. Do not act on this information without engaging my services, this is for consideration only.
I suggest that you call and/or write his or her office and request an in-office or telephone appointment with your attorney. It would be helpful to supply your questions in advance, so that they can review your case and be prepared to answer your questions.
In fairness consumer bankruptcy attorneys often must handle a large number of cases to make a living, and it can be difficult for them to personally respond to each and every inquiry as quickly as they would like.
We are a debt relief agency and we help people file for relief under the bankruptcy laws of the United States of America.
I am not understanding when you say, "Attempts to meet with attorney difficult and I’m not getting questions answered" Does this mean you are not able to see the lawyer during normal business hours, or what?
If the fault is on your lawyer's side of this, then I suggest that you not hesitate to consult several or more different lawyers. You will find there are big differences between lawyers in what they know, what they charge, and their level of friendliness.
It is not unusual to switch lawyers, and most of the really good BK lawyers do not mind taking over a case, and fixing it up.
I find very few attorneys are not available to clients that understand that extra consultations and questions cost extra. My fee agreement allocates 40 minutes over the term of the plan for communication. Anything over that gets billed at my $275/hour rate. Don't complain about service you are unwilling to pay to receive. And if your attorney provided you with written information, be sure you read it. Most of my clients' questions are answered in the handouts which they ignore. Legal advice is not inexpensive. Hope this perspective helps!
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