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Can you file bankruptcy on Attorney Fees?

Can you file bankruptcy on Attorney Fees?

If you are going through a divorce and have temporary orders that you have adhered to (you owe your spouse no monies and you owe no child support-all paid in full and current) can you file bankruptcy on Attorney Fees? The amount is $1000 to spouse attorney and $4000 to an independent attorney assigned by the judge. I am in Texas.

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2 Responses to "Can you file bankruptcy on Attorney Fees?"

  1. Ed Atun says:
    Yes. They are not shielded from a BK ( not like student loans, IRS debts).
  2. crbesq says:
    Maybe. Attorney fees are, generally, dischargeable, but the attorney may have a lien or the attorney fees may be part of the Marital Separation Agreement, and therefore treated like alimony or child support.

    Nearly all consumer bankruptcy attorneys offer free consultations. Take advantage of this to meet with one and get advice based on all of the details of your particular situation. You can find a referral at NACBA.org (National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys).

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