Q: How much is the fee for bankruptcy
A: The charges vary depending on each client's unique situation. Most will give you a FREE consultation to analyze your situation.
A: If you are asking about what an attorney charges for representing someone in bankruptcy - it varies depending upon the type of bankruptcy being filed and the issues in the case. Meeting with an attorney initially to discuss your options is the first step - many of us offer half hour no charge consultations to review the case facts - which will usually provide sufficient information to establish a retainer amount for the case. This is an important step you are considering and you need good legal advice. Do not consider a paralegal even if they quote a very low fee - they cannot provide the legal advice you need. In addition, there are filing fees established by the court for filing the case - again, depending upon the type of case being filed.
A: There is no one answer to this question, as you can see from the previous answers. How much you are charged will depend on whether you are doing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 (of Chapter 11, which isn't very likely). Also, it depends on the attorney to whom you are speaking. My advise to you is not to pick an attorney by the amount they charge, unless it is so much you just can't afford it. Look at the attorney's years in practice, how much bankruptcy work they do, do you like them and trust them from the consult they provide. You certainly should shop around and speak to several attorneys, but how much they charge should not be your only, or top consideration. Good Luck.
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