Reasonable Fees and/or Questionable Attorney

By Marsha M. Brown, Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Trustee Douglas W. Neway (Jacksonville, FL)

We talk about it daily - emailing issues back and forth as to what is reasonable and what is not. Should every Court have a basic reasonable fee structure or should every attorney be required to file an application to prove the reasonableness of his/her fees. What should be considered as part of those fees and what shouldn’t?

Usually we can work it out and come to an agreement. But, sometimes the parties can’t agree and the Court has to weigh . . .

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