Costs of Bankruptcy

How much does it cost to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13?

COMPARE US TO OTHER CHAPTER 7 ATTORNEYS

In comparison with other Chapter 7 Bankruptcy attorneys, we charge an affordable fixed fee for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.  Our Chapter 7 fixed fee includes full representation in Chapter 7, including preparation of Chapter 7 petition, legal counseling on all matters in the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, attorney's appearance at the Meeting of Creditors with the debtor. Some attorneys may charge over $2,000.00 or more for a simple Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.  Visit attorneyfee.com to see what other attorneys charge for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and compare our fees.

In addition to the fixed fee for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, you must pay for the Court Filing Fee for Chapter 7, which is $335.00. There are other costs to filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy that you should be aware of.


COSTS OF CHAPTER 13 ATTORNEYS

In comparison with other Chapter 13 Bankruptcy attorneys, we charge an affordable fixed fee for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.  We believe that fees for Chapter 13 should be affordable and fixed. Visit attorneyfee.com to see what other attorneys charge for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.

The fixed fees that we charge include full representation in Chapter 13, including preparation of Chapter 13 petition, legal counseling on all matters in the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, attorney's appearances at the Meeting of Creditors with the debtor and confirmation hearings (hearings to approve the Chapter 13 plan of repayment), if necessary.   Legal representation in a Chapter 13 case lasts for the entire case, 3 to 5 years!  Read more about the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Process.

Down payment. Unlike other attorneys, we do not require clients to pay the entire Chapter 13 fee prior to their Chapter 13 filing. In most cases, you will pay only a down payment. The down payment will increase based upon the complexity of the Chapter 13 case. The remainder of the fee will be paid as part of your Chapter 13 plan. In other words, the remaining fee will be paid from your monthly payments that you make for your Chapter 13 plan.

In addition to the fixed fee for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, you must pay for the Court Filing Fee for Chapter 13, which is $310.00. In addition, there are other costs for your Chapter 13 Bankruptcy that you should be aware of: Other Costs for San Francisco Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.


DO YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY TO FILE BANKRUPTCY?

There is no requirement to hire an attorney to file either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. You may complete your own Bankruptcy Petition. Read more: Do you need an Attorney for Bankruptcy?

EMERGENCY BANKRUPTCY FILING - CHAPTER 7 OR CHAPTER 13

The Law Offices of Keith F. Carr can handle emergency bankruptcy filings to stop foreclosure of your home, wage garnishments, bank account levies, lawsuits and other collection actions. Read more our emergency bankruptcy unit.


BANKRUPTCY CONSULTATION WITH OUR OFFICE

We have three locations to serve you in the Bay Area. The county where you live determines where your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy will be filed. Visit Where to file your Bankruptcy page for further information.

We offer a free, confidential initial consultation to evaluate your financial situation and determine if Bankruptcy can help you. Complete the Bankruptcy Form below: