Attorney Bankrupt

That would depend on whether or not the attorney intends to execute his end of the deal, which is to represent you. When I filed my divorce my attorney made me come up with a retainer, and I signed documents showing that I would compensate him for his services. If your attorney shuts the doors and tells you to forget it, then I would call that breach of contract on his part, and you have a good claim against him. If he’s just filing, but not affecting your case, you’ll have to pay him.

As far as representation, you can always get your own lawyer.


Greetings. WHAT??? What does your attorney’s personal bankruptcy have to do with your case? If the attorney’s law firm is filing for bankruptcy then you probably want to find some new representation. What is the representation for - a criminal action?

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

1829 East Franklin Street, Bldg 600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919.321.0780 main phone
919.787.6668 main fax

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If you find out your Attorney is filing bankrupt and the courts appoints you new representation do you: 1. finish paying off that attorney. 2. accept the court appointed attorney or can you find your own.