Garden Grove, CA asked in Bankruptcy for California

Q: I have about 15k in debt and another 12k to the IRS ,how much would it cost to file bankruptcy?

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Bahram Madaen
Bahram Madaen
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Sunland, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The court fee is $338, and attorney fees vary. our office usually charges around $1000. there are other attorneys charging less and sometimes more.

Colby LaVelle
Colby LaVelle
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Oakland, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: There are two fees to consider: the attorney fees and the court fees. The court fees are $338 and the attorney fees vary widely, but generally the going rate is between $1000 and $2000. Be sure to discuss in detail your IRS debt with your attorney, and whether it will qualify for discharge in bankruptcy or whether you may still be responsible for these taxes even after filing bankruptcy. There are some specific requirements regarding IRS debt you should discuss with an attorney.

Harlene Miller
Harlene Miller
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Irvine, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I urge you to contact a couple bankruptcy attorneys in your area, including those you might find on this site. Many of us offer a no charge half hour consultation on the phone. You should be comfortable with the attorney you are talking with, that they have the knowledge to handle your case. I understand cost is a concern, but it shouldn't be the primary basis of your decision in selecting a bankruptcy attorney. It is important that the attorney fully understand your issues - not just the amount of debt you have but also a discussion of assets.

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Varies wildly from state to state.

Aaron Michael Lloyd
Aaron Michael Lloyd
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The cost depends on your financial circumstances but can range from $1,200 to $3,000. Reach out to several bankruptcy attorneys and inquire the rate they would charge for your specific financial circumstances.

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