Can I pay my bankruptcy lawyer with a credit card or from a cash advance?


No. It would be unethical for any consumer bankruptcy lawyer to accept payment by credit card knowing that such debt might be discharged through subterfuge. By agreeing to accept legal fees on a credit card, or indirectly from a cash advance obtained for paying a bankruptcy attorney, the bankruptcy attorney is participating in a fraud upon the Bankruptcy Court as well as upon the issuer of the credit card. This is perhaps best illustrated by the following hypothetical question: Would a credit card issuer, knowing that the credit card charge proceeds would be used to pay your bankruptcy attorney, authorize the charge? Of course not! Don’t do it.