Can a lawyer collecting a debt charge a filing fee what wasn't stated on my bill? 6 Answers as of May 05, 2011

Can a lawyer collecting a debt, charge a filing fee legally if it wasn't stated on my bill?

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Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall | William M. Rubendall
When an attorney pays a cost such as a filing fee he or she can seek reimbursement, absent an agreement to the contrary.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/5/2011
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
If they paid a fee to file something, yes. If you think the fee is bogus, ask them to prove it.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/5/2011
The Schreiber Law Firm
The Schreiber Law Firm | Jeffrey D. Schreiber
If they have sued you, statutes in almost all states provide that part of the judgment are the plaintiff's costs which are such things as filing fees and service of process fees. So it is not a question of what is in your contract, it is was state law allows in the event of a suit.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/5/2011
Ursula G. Barrios Law
Ursula G. Barrios Law | Guillermo Machado
Yes. But you can discharge said debt through bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/5/2011
The Law Offices of Alan M. Laskin
The Law Offices of Alan M. Laskin | Jared B. Gaynor
Collections attorneys can, under most states laws, recover attorney fees and costs in addition to balances owed when they sue you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/5/2011
    Carballo Law Offices
    Carballo Law Offices | Tony E. Carballo
    Yes, a court filing fee is a litigation expense (court cost) and the contract provides generally for both attorneys' fees and court costs. The court will award the bank costs of suit and most likely will award an attorney's fee for the court case.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/5/2011
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