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It is difficult to say how much any one bankruptcy case will cost. In each case you will have to pay filing fees to the court and fees for certain financial management courses. The current court filing fees are listed below. The cost of the financial managemnt courses typically range from $35.00 to $40.00.
In addition to these fees, you will have to pay your attorney. The attorney fee depends on the type of bankruptcy and the complexity of your case.
The base attorney fee for a Chapter 7 filing depends upon the complexity of the case. We will quote a fee after we have received the completed Chapter 7 information forms. If it becomes necessary for us to render non-routine services, we charge additional fees for those services. In Chapter 7 cases, we require that the attorney fee and the filing fee be paid in full before the bankruptcy petition is filed. We will prepare your bankruptcy petition and schedules after being paid the filing fee and a portion of the attorney fee. We will accept payments in installments, but the full amount must be paid before the bankruptcy petition is filed.
The attorney fee for a Chapter 11 or a Chapter 12 case will typically be higher due to the added complexity of these filings. We can only quote a fee after we have spoken with you about your particular situation. Please feel free to call us for a free consultation.
DAVID GRAY IS THE CHAPTER 13 TRUSTEE FOR MANY OF THE COUNTIES IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA. HE ADMINISTERS THE CHAPTER 13 PLANS IN THIS AREA, SO WE CANNOT FILE A CHAPTER 13 CASE FOR YOU.
However, in a Chapter 13 consumer case, our court has approved a standard fee of $3,900.00. In very complex cases, the fee may be higher, and in some very simple cases, the fee may be lower. You and your Chapter 13 attorney will discuss the fee arrangement at the time of the initial consultation.
In all cases, there is a filing fee which is charged by the court. The following were the filing fees effective as of December 1, 2014: