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Asked on: 2/05/03, 2:46 pm

Left state after filing

I retained an attorney in Savannah, GA in August, 2002, where I was living at the time, to start bankruptcy proceedings. He stated it would probably be heard in court in December. My mother, who also lived in Savannah, passed away November 21, 2002, and I returned to Tennessee, my home state, to live, in early December. I had advised my attorney of my mother's illness in early November, and then of her death, and told him then I would have to move back to Tennessee. As of today, Feb. 4, 2003, he has not, to my knowledge, filed my papers, and my creditors are calling me. I tried numerous times to contact him, and he finally returned one call and said something about ''leaving the state'' has caused ''some problems,'' but did not explain them. Now he is not returning any of my phone calls, he has my money, and creditors are calling constantly. Surely there is some provision in Georgia bankruptcy law that recognizes situations such as this. Once my mother passed away, I had no where to live, and no job. I returned to Tennessee to stay with my aunt while I try to get back on my feet, but am unable to do this with the bankruptcy hanging over my head. Is there anyway you can advise me? Thank you.

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