attorney representing a
debtor in a case under this title, or in connection
with such a case, whether or not such
attorney applies for compensation under this title,
shall file with the court a statement of the compensation
paid or agreed to be paid, if such payment or agreement
was made after one year before the date of the filing of
petition, for services rendered or to be rendered in
contemplation of or in connection with the case by such
attorney, and the source of such compensation.
If such compensation exceeds the reasonable value of any
such services, the court may cancel any such agreement,
or order the return of any such payment, to the extent excessive,
the estate, if the property transferred—
would have been property of the estate; or
was to be paid by or on behalf of the
debtor under a plan under chapter
13 of this title; or
entity that made such payment.
(Pub. L. 95-598, Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2564; Pub.
L. 98-353, Title III, § 432, July 10, 1984, 98 Stat.
370; Pub. L. 99-554, Title II, § 257(c), Oct. 27, 1986,
100 Stat. 3114.)