What are my options when my attorney for my Chapter 7 bankruptcy withdrew? 22 Answers as of July 21, 2014

I filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy and my attorney withdrew. My hearing has been reschedule. What are my options?

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Charles Schneider, P.C.
Charles Schneider, P.C. | Charles J. Schneider
Hire another attorney.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 7/21/2014
Law Office of Morgan L. Place (MP Law Office) | Morgan L. Place
Why did your attorney withdraw? You can proceed without counsel, find an attorney to specially appear, or hire a new attorney. You'll have to determine what makes the most sense for you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/21/2014
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
You need to see another lawyer. I don't know enough about your case to give you any better advice.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/18/2014
EDWARD P RUSSELL | EDWARD P RUSSELL
You can hire another attorney or be pro se that is handle the case by yourself.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 7/18/2014
Law Office of Michael Johnson
Law Office of Michael Johnson | Michael Johnson
Go to hearing and hire another attorney.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 7/18/2014
    John Ceci PLLC
    John Ceci PLLC | John Ceci
    You can try to retain another attorney or handle the hearing yourself.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 7/18/2014
    Law Office of Lynnmarie A. Johnson
    Law Office of Lynnmarie A. Johnson | Lynnmarie Johnson
    You can hire a new attorney or go and represent yourself. I would call the trustee and see if he has NY suggestion, since you don't know what documents were sent and what you will need to bring.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 7/18/2014
    The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
    The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
    You can either do nothing and the trustee will generally dismiss your case (unless there are assets), you can retain a new attorney or you can represent yourself.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 7/18/2014
    Garner Law Office
    Garner Law Office | Daniel Garner
    One cannot voluntarily dismiss a Chapter 7, so you need to plan to go to the hearing. It is possible to represent yourself some people do but if there was some serious misrepresentation that caused your attorney to withdraw, it may be advisable for you to get another attorney, perhaps someone with criminal law experience, before you go to the hearing. If you hire another attorney, you must be honest and candid with them about the reasons for the other's withdrawal. If you don't hire another attorney, just remember that you are sworn to tell the truth but you also have the right to assert the fifth amendment if there is a chance of incriminating yourself. If the trustee is not satisfied with your answers, another hearing could be scheduled and you might again consider retaining another attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 7/18/2014
    Novakov & Associates, PLLC
    Novakov & Associates, PLLC | LINDA S. NOVAKOV
    My suggestion is to find competent counsel to replace the attorney who withdrew.
    Answer Applies to: Kentucky
    Replied: 7/18/2014
    Stephens Gourley & Bywater | David A. Stephens
    You can represent yourself or retain a new attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 7/18/2014
    Barnhart Law Office
    Barnhart Law Office | Bruce C Barnhart
    You may either hire a new attorney or proceed without an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 7/18/2014
    GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C.
    GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C. | Richard N. Gonzales
    Hire another attorney, asap.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 7/18/2014
    Arany & Associates
    Arany & Associates | Lawrence C. Arany
    If your are "in trouble," your best option is to hire another bankruptcy attorney. Another option is to consult with a bankruptcy attorney about the problem and see if the attorney thinks you can handle it on your own. Of course, handling it on your own is cheaper. Your third option: Call the trustee and see what the trustee wants from you; i.e., decide without talking to an attorney to see if you can handle this on your own. That last option is dangerous, but if you aren't aware of having done anything wrong, less dangerous!
    Answer Applies to: Indiana
    Replied: 7/18/2014
    A Fresh Start
    A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
    You can retain replacement counsel or you can continue without an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 7/18/2014
    Moore Taylor Law Firm, P.A.
    Moore Taylor Law Firm, P.A. | Jane Downey
    You can get another attorney or proceed solo.
    Answer Applies to: South Carolina
    Replied: 7/18/2014
    Deborah F Bowinski, Attorney & Counselor at Law | Debby Bowinski
    You can either represent yourself or try to retain substitute counsel. You could also try to get the case dismissed, but there is no automatic right to dismiss a chapter 7 case. More important to my mind is WHY your attorney withdrew - usually it takes court approval and there must be a good reason for the judge to allow withdrawal from an active case.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 7/18/2014
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