Q: How much does it cost for bankruptcy
I got three summons and behind on bills and going to be kick out of my place to live
A: The filing fee for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case is $335. Depending on your financial circumstances, you may be allowed to pay this fee in installments or receive a waiver. You will also be required to complete credit counseling before filing. The cost varies depending upon the provider, but is usually $50 or less, and fee waivers are also available in extreme circumstances.
Attorney fees will vary by location and the complexity of your case. However, many bankruptcy attorneys offer free consultations. Sitting down with a local lawyer could help you determine whether bankruptcy is the right solution for you.
*Kevin Chern is Managing Partner of UpRight Law, a national law firm with licensed attorneys providing bankruptcy and consumer legal services in all 50 states. He is an Illinois licensed attorney with 21 years of federal consumer bankruptcy and consumer protection law experience. This response is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. For legal advice, consult an attorney licensed in your state with the appropriate expertise.
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