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