Going through bankruptcy is always a difficult time, but it can be made that much worse if you go in without understanding how Chapter 13 bankruptcy attorney fees actually work. The attached video will walk you through how these fees are set up so you don’t wind up with an unpleasant financial surprise on top of the stress of filing.
Your bankruptcy attorney should be upfront about any fees attached to their services and should answer you honestly if asked about them.
In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, attorneys will charge a flat fee which you have to pay all at once. However, this isn’t what happens in Chapter 13 bankruptcy, where fees are commonly charged on an hourly basis. Your bankruptcy attorney will track their hours and expenses as they work on your case, and present you with the total at the end.
Attorney fees don’t have to be additional stress on your mind. If you have any questions about the way your attorney handles fees, just ask them. If you don’t find their answer satisfactory, it may be a sign that you need to locate another attorney. Either way, you’ll have the information.