Could a attorney collecting a debt charge a filing fee what wasn't stated on my bill? 7 Answers as of September 14, 2015

Could a lawyer collecting a debt charge a filing fee what wasn't stated on my bill?

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GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C.
GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C. | Richard N. Gonzales
That would be a yes.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 9/14/2015
Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
Yes. So long as the underlying agreement provides for the credit chart collecting costs of collection.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 9/9/2015
Stacy Joel Safion, Esq.
Stacy Joel Safion, Esq. | Stacy Joel Safion
Yes, he may.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/9/2015
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
Depends. Does the written agreement provide for attorneys fees is a lawsuit is filed? "Filing fee" is a fee paid to the courts to file a lawsuit. Check it out with a local lawyer who handles "fair debt collection practices act" cases.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/9/2015
A Fresh Start
A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
Are you talking about a court filing fee? Court filing fees are always added to the amount owed to any attorney. It is usually referred to as COSTS which are always paid in addition to fees.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 9/9/2015
    Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC | Daniel A. Edelman
    This depends on (a) whether a court has awarded costs or (b) there is a contract allowing the recovery of litigation expenses. If the answer is yes, Illinois would permit the charge.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 9/9/2015
    Law Office of Joshua R.I. Cohen
    Law Office of Joshua R.I. Cohen | Joshua Cohen
    Yes, if there was a lawsuit filed. It's not on your bill, but it's legitimate, but again, only if a lawsuit has been filed.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 9/9/2015
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