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How long does a lawyer have to file your bankruptcy after you have paid their fees?


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January 16, 2008 3:09PM

Likely there's more to it than that. And I'm not sure there would be a hard and fast time limit...more a reasonableness standard. Payment is not normally a deciding factor. Many lawyers start on cases without being paid. But, how long after you provide him with everything he requested and needed to file does he do so could be important....and also importantly, even if he was late in doing so after you provided him everything....did you actually incur any damages. And only if you can prove so, then those damages may be his responsibility. (Things like mental distress won't apply here).