Q

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

A

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.