From the Editor – Debtor’s Attorney Fees

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Attorney fees allowed administrative expense. In an analysis of the allowance of the debtor’s attorney fees, the court allowed fees incurred after voluntary dismissal of the case for services that were rendered in connection with the case and were beneficial to the debtor; those services were in relation to refund of mortgage over-payment. The court’s analysis includes that there is no requirement under § 349 that administrative expenses be allowed prior to dismissal of the case. In re Hirsch, 550 B.R. 126 (Bankr. W . . .

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