As an Orlando bankruptcy attorney, I am very sensitive to my clients’ financial situation and am well aware that most of my clients do not have the disposable income to spend on a huge attorneys fee. With that in mind, I strive to give my clients several options when it comes to paying for my services and always do my best to only charge what I think a reasonable fee should be based on the amount of work, the difficulty involved with the work, and the complexity of the legal issues presented in an individual case.
I offer very generous payment plans to my clients. Having said that, it is very difficult to lay out in blanket terms what payment plan is appropriate or available for your individual case and circumstances until you have the free evaluation with me. In most cases, this free evaluation can be conducted over the phone in as little as 10-15 minutes. In other, more complicated cases, I may ask you to come into my office for the free evaluation.
Obviously everyone’s situation is different. I can say however, in almost every case, you can retain my services and get the bankruptcy filing process started with a minimum payment of $100 at your first meeting with me.
Attorney Fees in Chapter 13 Cases vs. Chapter 7 Cases
A Chapter 7 bankruptcy generally is the less complicated of the two Chapter of bankruptcy, and therefore the attorneys fee is lower. As with any good and ethical bankruptcy attorneys, I must collect the fee charged in your case prior to filing the case for you. As your Orlando bankruptcy attorney, I cannot also be a creditor in your case.
A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is almost always more complicated, and therefore more expensive, than a Chapter 7 case. For example, in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, I represent clients for up to five years, while a Chapter 7 case usually only lasts about 4 months after the case is filed.
As an Orlando bankruptcy attorney, I have made it a policy in my practice since the very beginning to put the majority of my attorneys fee in a Chapter 13 case in the Chapter 13 payment plan. By doing this, my clients are able to pay off my fee, at no interest, over the course of their 5 year plan. The attorney fee is built in to the Trustee payment.
I view our attorneys/client relationship as a partnership for the 5 years we’re together in a Chapter 13 case. By agreeing to take the majority of my fees to represent you over the 5 years you are in the bankruptcy, rather than requiring you to pay it all up front, I am cementing that partnership. This way, it s in both our best interests that I prepare for you. and file with the Court, a Chapter 13 payment plan that is feasible for you with a monthly payment you can consistently make. After all, if you can’t make the payment, I don’t get paid for my work in your case.
When you are ready to discuss your case, how I can help you, and to find out exactly how much the attorneys fee in your case will be, I hope you contact me. 407-898-8225