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Can I change law firms if my bankruptcy case is not approved?

The courts continue to delay my chapter 13 case for approval. Can I switch to another law firm to expedite this?

Ashman Law Office
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Typically that will make the case worse, and raise your fees, but you can change lawyers if you choose. It will likely also delay the case.

Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 10/3/2011

Answer By Eric Lewis
Indianapolis Bankruptcy Law Office of Eric C. Lewis
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If you are not satisfied with your attorney, you can always retain new counsel.

Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 9/29/2011

Answer By David VanDyke
Bird & VanDyke, Inc.
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You can always change attorneys. It may be difficult to find an attorney who will gey involved at this point and you will need to deal with a new fee for the new attorney.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/29/2011

Answer By Janet Lawson
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
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Yes.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/29/2011

North Sound Law, PS
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You can always switch to a new lawyer/law firm if you are unhappy with your current attorney. Whether or not that will actually speed up the approval of your Chapter 13 plan is another story. There are often many different factors which result in the delay of plan confirmation. However, if you're not happy with the level of communication you're getting from your current attorney about your case, it might be worth getting a second opinion.

Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 9/29/2011

Greifendorff Law Office
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Yes you can. First make sure you understand the reasons for the delays, there may be more than one. Ask yourself if you are responsible for any of the delays? What is your attorney's estimate of the problem and the time to resolution. If you still want to find other counsel you can interview other attorneys. If one of them agrees to represent you then a substitution of attorney form must be filed with the Court. Keep in mind that switching attorneys may not solve the problem.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/29/2011

Answer By Gary Lee Lane
CONSUMER PROTECTION ASSISTANCE COALITION, INC. (DE).
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Yes.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/29/2011

Answer By Spencer Hale
Jackson White, PC
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I don't know if changing law firms will expedite chapter 13 confirmation. You may want to talk to your attorney and see what the status is.

Answer Applies to: Arizona
Replied: 9/29/2011

The Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm
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Yes, you may change law firms.

Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 9/29/2011

Judith A. Runyon, Esq. Attorney at Law
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Possibly. It is always wise to get a second opinion.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/29/2011

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