Any pending legal actions MUST be disclosed on your bankruptcy petition. Failure to do some may result in you being forced to forfeit your recovery to the Chapter 13 Trustee. Please notify your attorney immediately if you retain an attorney for ANY matter.
The Bankruptcy Court must approve any attorney you retain for any legal matter. Failure to do so will result in your attorney not being paid for the work they performed. In addition, once a settlement is reached, this settlement must also be approved by the Bankruptcy Court as well.