The court costs or filing fee is currently $306 for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and $281 for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The court may allow you to pay this filing fee in installments if you cannot pay it all at once.
In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, if you are unable to pay the filing fee in installments and your household income is less than 150 percent of the official poverty guidelines, you may request the court to waive the filing fee.
In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the filing fee cannot be waived, but it can be paid in installments.
Additionally, if you hire a bankruptcy lawyer to represent you, you will have to pay the attorney’s fee.
If you are struggling with debt problems and would like to know more about how bankruptcy may be able to help you, contact me today by phone or email to schedule a FREE initial consultation. I would count it a privilege to be able to visit with you in a relaxed and confidential environment where I’ll answer all of your questions in plain English and give you the straight scoop on the pros and cons of bankruptcy as related to your specific situation.