It is not uncommon for a debtor to have second thoughts about filing for bankruptcy relief, terminate attorney services prior to filing, and request a refund. There are many reasons debtors change their mind, such as being persuaded by others that bankruptcy is not in their best interest, finding a cheaper price by an inexperienced attorney straight out of school, stepping into newfound wealth with the ability pay their debts, misinformation about its effects on credit, etc.
In light of the forgoing, we honor all refunds to the extent any remaining fees exist after deducting reasonable compensation for the time spent by the Firm on the case. Moreover, we credit the file for 1 year for fees paid if the case is reopened. For example, $2000 is paid, refund is $1200, and $800 would remain credited towards the file on reactivation in 1 year. Thus upon reactivation, attorney fees are then $1200 and not $2000 again.
Written by Michael G. Doan– Owner of the Carlsbad Bankruptcy Attorney office, Michael not only manages his business, but is also a highly skilled San Diego Bankruptcy Attorney with over 17 years of experience. Michael is currently concentrating his practice solely in Bankruptcy Law and is a Board Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, one of only fourteen such attorneys in all of California.
Don’t hesitate to call us over at Doan Law to get more information on one of our offices, including our Oceanside Bankruptcy Attorney‘s office.