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Ch. 7 Lawyer Can Get Paid From Retainer, Not Estate (access required)

A lawyer for a Chapter 7 debtor cannot be paid from the bankruptcy estate, but he may collect his fee from the retainer paid by the debtor when she first filed her petition as a Chapter 11 case, a Roanoke bankruptcy judge has ruled. The new decision, which reinforces a split between the Eastern and Western ...

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