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Chapter 13 Debtor's Attorney Fees

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 11:04am

To streamline compensation for debtor's attorneys in chapter 13 cases and to provide fair and reasonable compensation, Judges Duncan, Waites and Burris have agreed to certain changes for fee amounts and procedures.  These include a consistent expedited fee amount under SC LBR 2016-1(b)(1) ($4,000.00 consumer; $4,500.00 business) and the elimination of the cap on fees, in most instances, under SC LBR 2016-1(b)(2)(A).  Attorneys are reminded that any fees charged must be fair and reasonable and fees remain subject to review throughout the case.  Please consult updated Chambers Guidelines for each judge, which will be posted soon.  These changes are effective in cases filed on or after March 1, 2020, and to pending cases as provided in a judge's Chambers Guidelines.