Why Do Bankruptcy Attorneys Insist on Upfront Fees?

Because we are not special.  Well, we are highly trained experienced professionals.  What we are not is unlike any other creditor.  There is no special exception for attorneys or their fees in bankruptcy.  This means any fees that are pending at the time of filing are dischargeable along with the rest of your debt.  AND I have to tell you that if I don’t I allow you to pay your fees post-fling.  I like my clients and want to do my best work for them, but I also like eating and the lights being on at my house.  Accepting payments post-filing is taking a risk that most attorneys cannot afford.