Consumer Bankruptcy Journal Winter 2018 - Page 30

Reimbursement of Advances for Pre-Petition Fees and Costs in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy By James J. Haller, Esq. Haller Law Lincolnshire, Illinois C an your firm be reimbursed for fees and costs paid prior to filing a chapter 13 bankruptcy? It has become common in some jurisdictions for attorneys to pay for the filing fees and costs for their clien ΡΜΈQ‘•Ν”…Ν•Μ)…Ι”½΅΅½Ή±δ…±±•ƒŠqΉΌ΅½Ή•δ‘½έ»Št)…Ν•ΜΈ™Ρ•ΘΡ‘”‰…Ή­ΙΥΑэδ₯́™₯±•Ρ‘”)…ΡΡ½ΙΉ•δΡ‘•ΈΑ•Ρ₯Ρ₯½ΉΜΡ‘”½ΥΙЁ™½Θ)Ι•₯΅‰ΥΙΝ•΅•ΉΠ…́…Έ…‘΅₯Ή₯ΝΡΙ…Ρ₯Ω”)•αΑ•ΉΝ”ΈQ‘₯́…ΙΡ₯±”•αΑ±½Ι•ΜΡ‘₯́ѽΑ₯Œ)½ΉΝ₯‘•Ι₯ΉœΡ‘”Ι••ΉΠ‘•₯Ν₯½Έ½˜%ΈΙ”)I₯±•δ°€ΘΐΔ܁ …Ή­ΘΈ1a%L€ΜΘδ䀑 …Ή­ΘΈ)\ΉΈ1„Έ°M•ΑΡ•΅‰•Θ€Θδ°€ΘΐΔά€Έ½Αδ)½˜Ρ‘₯́‘•₯Ν₯½Έ…Έ‰”™½ΥΉ‘•Ι”Έ)%MMUθ)%ΈI₯±•δ)Υ‘”-½±έ”έ…́ΑΙ•Ν•ΉΡ•)έ₯Ρ ₯ΝΝΥ”έ‘•Ρ‘•ΘΡ‘”‘•‰Ρ½ΛŠeΜ)…ΡΡ½ΙΉ•ηŠéΑΙ•™₯±₯Ήœ•αΑ•ΉΝ•Μ™½ΘΑ…ε₯Ήœ)Ρ‘”™₯±₯Ήœ™•”…Ή½ΝΡ́™½Θ½Ι‘•Ι₯ΉœΙ•‘₯Π)Ι•Α½ΙΡ́…ΉΙ•‘₯Ё½ΥΉΝ•±₯Ήœ½Υ±‰”)Ι•₯΅‰ΥΙΝ•…́…‘΅₯Ή₯ΝΡΙ…Ρ₯Ω”•αΑ•ΉΝ•Μ)₯ΈΡ‘”‘•‰Ρ½ΛŠé‘…ΑΡ•Θ€Δ́‰…Ή­ΙΥΑэδΈ)Q‘₯́ɕΩ₯•άέ…́ΝΑΥΙΙ•‰δ„‘…Ή”₯Έ)Ρ‘”‘₯ΝΡΙ₯ΣŠéΝΡ…Ή‘₯Ήœ½Ι‘•Θέ₯Ρ Ι•…ɐ)ΡΌ™±…Ё™••Μ₯Έ‘…ΑΡ•Θ€Δ́…Ν•ΜΈQ‘”)½Ι‘•Θ₯́Ν₯±•ΉΠΙ•…Ι‘₯Ήœέ‘•Ρ‘•ΘΡ‘”)±₯΅₯Ё½ΈΡ‘”ΉΌ΅±½½¬™•”₯Ή±Υ‘•Μ…Ήδ)ΑΙ”΅Α•Ρ₯Ρ₯½Έ•αΑ•ΉΝ•Μ…‘Ω…Ή•‰δ)‘•‰Ρ½ΛŠé½ΥΉΝ•°Έ%ЁɕΑ±…•„ΑΙ•Ω₯½ΥΜ)½Ι‘•Θέ‘₯ ΑΙ½Ω₯‘•Ρ‘…Ёё”…ΡΡ½ΙΉ•ηŠeΜ(Μΐ) =9MU5H 9-IUAQ d)=UI90)™±…Ё™•”έ…́₯Ή±ΥΝ₯Ω”½˜…ΉδΑΙ•Α•Ρ₯Ρ₯½Έ)•αΑ•ΉΝ•Μ…‘Ω…Ή•‰δΡ‘”‘•‰Ρ½ΛŠeΜ)…ΡΡ½ΙΉ•δ΅•…Ή₯Ήœ‘•‰Ρ½ΛŠé½ΥΉΝ•°)έ•Ι”ΑΙ½‘₯‰₯Ρ•™Ι½΄Ι•ΕΥ•ΝΡ₯Ήœ)Ι•₯΅‰ΥΙΝ•΅•ΉΠ½˜ΑΙ”΅Α•Ρ₯Ρ₯½Έ•αΑ•ΉΝ•Μ)…Ή½ΝΡΜΈ™Ρ•ΘΡ‘”Ή•άΝΡ…Ή‘₯Ήœ½Ι‘•Θ)݅́•ΉΡ•Ι•°‘•‰Ρ½ΛŠé½ΥΉΝ•°Α±…•)Ι•₯΅‰ΥΙΝ•΅•ΉΠ½˜Ρ‘½Ν”•αΑ•ΉΝ•Μ…Ή)½ΝΡ́₯ΈΡ‘”ΑΙ½Α½Ν•‘…ΑΡ•Θ€Δ́Α±…ΈΈ)Q‘”QΙΥΝΡ•”™₯±•ƒŠq ½΅΅•ΉΡϊtΡΌΡ‘₯Μ)Α±…Έ…Ν­₯ΉœΡ‘”½ΥΙЁѼ±…Ι₯™δέ‘•Ρ‘•Θ)Ι•₯΅‰ΥΙΝ•΅•ΉΡ́…Ι”…±±½έ•Έ)IU1θ)Q‘” …Ή­ΙΥΑΡδ ½‘”…±±½έ́„)Α…ΙΡδΡΌΙ••₯Ω”Ι•₯΅‰ΥΙΝ•΅•ΉΠ™½Θ)…‘΅₯Ή₯ΝΡΙ…Ρ₯Ω”•αΑ•ΉΝ•ΜΈ€ΔāTΉLΉ Έƒ œ(ΤΐΜ‘ˆ€ΈQ‘”‘•‰Ρ½ΛŠé…ΡΡ½ΙΉ•δ…ɝՕ)™½Θ…±±½έ…Ή”½˜™••ΜΥΉ‘•ΘΝ•Ρ₯½ΉΜ(ΤΐΜ‘ˆ€ Δ€…Ή€ Θ€Έ)91eM%Lθ)M•Ρ₯½Έ€ΤΐΜ‘ˆ€ Δ€…±±½έ́…‘΅₯Ή₯ΝΡΙ…Ρ₯Ω”)•αΑ•ΉΝ•Μ™½ΘƒŠqΡ‘”…ΡΥ…°°Ή••ΝΝ…Ιδ)½ΝΡ́…Ή•αΑ•ΉΝ•Μ½˜ΑΙ•Ν•ΙΩ₯ΉœΡ‘”)•ΝΡ…Ρ—Š›Št€ΔāTΉLΉ Έƒ œ€ΤΐΜ‘ˆ€ Δ€‘€Έ) ½ΥΉΝ•°…ɝՕΡ‘…Ёё”™₯±₯Ήœ™••Μ…Ή)½ΝΡ́ΑΙ•Ν•ΙΩ•Ρ‘”‘•‰Ρ½ΛŠé•ΝΡ…Ρ”Έ)Q‘”½ΥΙЁ‘₯Ν…Ι••½Ή±Υ‘₯ΉœΡ‘…Π)Ή½Ή”½˜Ρ‘”½ΝΡ́‰•Ή•™₯ΡΡ•Ρ‘”)‰…Ή­ΙΥΑэ䁕ΝΡ…Ρ”°½Ή±δΡ‘”‘•‰Ρ½Θ)]₯ΉΡ•Θ€ΘΐΔΰ$$$)₯Ή‘₯Ω₯‘Υ…±±δΈQ‘”Ι…Ρ₯½Ή…±”έ…́ё…Ё„)‰…Ή­ΙΥΑэ䁕ΝΡ…Ρ”₯́½Ή±δΙ•…Ρ•ΥΑ½Έ)Ρ‘”™₯±₯Ήœ½˜„‰…Ή­ΙΥΑэδΑ•Ρ₯Ρ₯½ΈΈM•”€ΔΔ)TΉLΉ Έƒ œ€ΤΠΔΈQ‘”½ΥΙЁ™½ΥΉΡ‘…Ё™₯±₯Ήœ)™••Μ…Ι”‘Υ”έ‘•ΈΡ‘”…Ν”₯́™₯±•Α•Θ(ΘΰTΉLΉ Έƒ œ€ΔδΜΐ‘„€°Ή½Π…™Ρ•Ι݅ɐ…Ή)Ρ‘•Ι•™½Ι”½Υ±Ή½Π‰•Ή•™₯Ёё”•ΝΡ…Ρ”Έ)M₯΅₯±…ɱ䰁ё”½ΥΙЁ™½ΥΉΡ‘…ЁΝ₯Ή”)Ρ‘”Ι•‘₯Ё½ΥΉΝ•±₯Ήœ΅ΥΝЁх­”Α±…”)ΑΙ₯½ΘΡΌ™₯±₯ΉœΡ‘”‰…Ή­ΙΥΑэδΑ•Ρ₯Ρ₯½Έ)Α•Θ€ΔāTΉLΉ Έƒ œ€Δΐδ‘ €°₯ЁѽΌ½Υ±Ή½Π)‰•Ή•™₯Ёё”‰…Ή­ΙΥΑэ䁕ΝΡ…Ρ”…Ήέ…Μ)„½ΝЁ½˜Ρ‘”‘•‰Ρ½Θ°Ή½ΠΡ‘”‘•‰Ρ½ΛŠeΜ)•ΝΡ…Ρ”Έ₯Ή…±±δ°Ρ‘”½ΥΙЁ½Ή±Υ‘•Ρ‘…Π)Ν₯Ή”½Ι‘•Ι₯ΉœΙ•‘₯ЁɕΑ½ΙΡ́ݕɔΉ½Π)Ι•ΕΥ₯Ι•‰δΡ‘” …Ή­ΙΥΑΡδ ½‘”°Ρ‘”)…ΝΝ½₯…Ρ•½ΝΡ́ݕɔ…±ΝΌ„Α•ΙΝ½Ή…°)½ΝЁѼΡ‘”‘•‰Ρ½Θ…ΉΉ½Π„‰•Ή•™₯ЁѼ)Ρ‘”‰…Ή­ΙΥΑэ䁕ΝΡ…Ρ”Έ)M•Ρ₯½Έ€ΤΐΜ‘ˆ€ Θ€…±±½έ́…‘΅₯Ή₯ΝΡΙ…Ρ₯Ω”)•αΑ•ΉΝ•Μ™½ΘƒŠq½΅Α•ΉΝ…Ρ₯½Έ…Ή)Ι•₯΅‰ΥΙΝ•΅•ΉΠ…έ…Ι‘•ΥΉ‘•Θ€ΔΔ)TΉLΉ Έƒ œΜΜΐ‘„€»ŠtM•Ρ₯½Έ€ΜΜΐ‘„€ Π€(‘€Νхѕ́ё…ΠƒŠqΡ‘”½ΥΙЁ΅…䁅±±½ά)Ι•…Ν½Ή…‰±”½΅Α•ΉΝ…Ρ₯½ΈΡΌΡ‘”)‘•‰Ρ½ΛŠé…ΡΡ½ΙΉ•δ™½ΘΙ•ΑΙ•Ν•ΉΡ₯ΉœΡ‘”)₯ΉΡ•Ι•ΝΡ́½˜Ρ‘”‘•‰Ρ½Θ₯Έ½ΉΉ•Ρ₯½Έ)έ₯Ρ Ρ‘”‰…Ή­ΙΥΑэ䁍…Ν”‰…Ν•½Έ)„½ΉΝ₯‘•Ι…Ρ₯½Έ½˜Ρ‘”‰•Ή•™₯Ё…Ή)Ή••ΝΝ₯Ρ䁽˜ΝՍ Ν•ΙΩ₯•ΜΡΌΡ‘”)‘•‰Ρ½Θ…ΉΡ‘”½Ρ‘•Θ™…Ρ½Ί͕Ё™½ΙΡ ₯Έ)Ρ‘₯͕́Ρ₯½Έ»Št ½ΥΉΝ•°…ɝՕΡ‘…Ёё”)9…Ρ₯½Ή…°ΝΝ½₯…Ρ₯½Έ½˜ ½ΉΝΥ΅•Θ …Ή­ΙΥΑэδΡΡ½ΙΉ•εΜ