Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Can Erase Lawyers' Fees In Family Law & Divorce Cases

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If you owe your family law attorney money for your divorce or another domestic relations matter, you may think you're stuck with the lawyer's bill, even if you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Here's good news.

The debts you can discharge in bankruptcy include legal fees owed to family law and divorce attorneys because they are just like all other creditors. After all, the purpose of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy law is to give you a fresh start by allowing you to trash your huge burden of unmanageable debt. A chapter 7 discharge is a court order releasing a debtor from all of his dischargeable debts and ordering the creditors not to attempt to collect those debts from the debtor. A debt that is discharged is a debt that the debtor is released from and does not have to pay. This includes fees owed to a family law attorney.

Some attorneys take proactive steps before you file for bankruptcy -- like getting you to pay most of the lawyer's fee up front. But family law attorneys to whom you still owe money will be left out on the cold if you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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