CAN YOU CHANGE YOUR BANKRUPTCY LAWYER AFTER YOU FILE?
CAN YOU CHANGE YOUR LAWYER AFTER YOU FILE BANKRUPTCY?
Yes you can change lawyers, both before and after you file. You are not stuck with the lawyer you hired or who filed your case if you have ongoing problems with him. You can always fire your lawyer. It may create problems and cost more money, but it can be done. Sometimes things don't work out between attorney and client. It happens. For example:
Maybe you can't reach your attorney no matter how often you call.
Maybe the attorney is not explaining things to you so you can understand what is going on.
Maybe you only met the attorney once and everything was done by assistants.
Maybe your attorney left out an asset or did not properly complete the schedules or take proper exemptions.
Maybe the trustee scheduled a followup intensive hearing under Rule 2004.
Maybe a creditor is filing an adversary proceeding.
Maybe a deadline was missed
Maybe the trustee is trying to recover assets from your relatives.
Maybe creditors are filing objections to your case.
Maybe your case was dismissed.
If things are not working out, sometimes a second opinion may be helpful to see if the problem is the attorney, or you, or a misunderstanding. I don't steal clients, but not every relationship between client and attorney works out, and a client needs to have options. If the client wants this, and if I think I can help, the court usually allows me to substitute in as attorney on a case.
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