Cost to file bankruptcy

Cost to file bankruptcy

“What does it cost to file bankruptcy” would be an easy question to answer if all bankruptcy cases were the same, and if bankruptcy were a product that could be purchased, instead of a legal process to be managed. 

Fortunately, although each case is different, the process is predictable.

First, although there are exceptions, a personal bankruptcy case will almost always eliminate all dischargeable debt quickly, efficiently, and affordably.  So the odds are that your case will be administered without complication or delay.  No matter how much or how little you pay for attorney’s fees, or what your cost to file bankruptcy might be.

Second, we have a consistent and thorough approach to the representation of our bankruptcy clients, and our management of the bankruptcy process.  We focus on providing personal service to each client, and we focus on being consistently responsive, accessible, and informative.

How do we do that?

On a personal level, we’re readily available by email and cell phone.  And we reply to emails and calls quickly.

On an information level, we offer a secure web portal for the efficient and confidential submission of the personal information needed to file bankruptcy.  And we offer an email mini-course on personal bankruptcy so our clients can learn how to discharge debt while protecting their personal property.

Does this work?  With over a century of combined experience, and over 70 five star reviews, we think we’re on the right track.  But we still strive to improve our service every day.

And most important of all, we have great empathy for each of our clients.  We’ve all had a time when it felt like there wasn’t any money.  We know that this is a feeling that hurts, but we also know that this time can pass.

So what does it cost to file bankruptcy though our office?

The attorney’s fees for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy are typically $1,500.00, including a filing fee of $335.00 that is paid directly to the clerk of the Court.

The attorney’s fees for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy are based on an hourly rate, with a fee of $1,000.00 that is payable before the case is filed.  A filing fee of $310.00 is paid directly to the Court.  Additional fees are deducted from the Chapter 13 plan payments after the case is filed.

Fees and costs can always be paid in installments prior to the bankruptcy filing, and we can be retained for as little as $200.00 in a personal bankruptcy case.

Thanks for your interest in learning about the cost to file bankruptcy.  Please let us know if you have any questions that you’d like to discuss, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment to get started.  We’re here to help.

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