Should I file for bankruptcy if I cannot pay lawyer fees? 3 Answers as of August 15, 2010

I am a single mother and I think it might be time for bankruptcy. A few years ago I got into a car accident when I did not have insurance. The lawyers got involved and are altogether charging almost $20,000. I cannot afford to pay the fees. Should I file for bankruptcy? Would it be hard to do it on my own?

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Law Office of Barbara Seeley Curtis
Law Office of Barbara Seeley Curtis | Barbara Curtis
It could be discharged. I recommend you see a lawyer as this can be a complex issue.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/15/2010
David Nelson
David Nelson | David Nelson
In your situation I would file. If that is your only debt and if there was no alcohol involved.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/14/2010
Diefer Law Group, P.C.
Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
It is always recommended to have an attorney. However, if you need to file and cannot afford an attorney, try to some someone that has experience in this area who can help you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/13/2010
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