Q: How do I go about filing bankruptcy and how's it paid for
Quickest way is for you to google Official Bankruptcy Forms, and you should end up on the site for the official Iowa bankruptcy court. And alternative is to go to bankruptcydata, com, and click on "free resources", which will take you to a list of every official bankruptcy court site. Click on Iowa, go to "forms", then official forms, and that should take you to a list of bankruptcy forms. Choose any form, and it will take you to a next page that lets you download the form, as well as gives you instructions about how to use/complete that form. Each form has accompanying instructions.
The instructions following the voluntary petition form tells you how much the court clerk charges to file a bankruptcy case. It's around $330.
All that said, if you prepare and file a bankruptcy case yourself, and you're not a lawyer, there's about a 95% probability that you'll make a mistake. Some mistakes are fixable, and some are not.
Your best, most reliable path, is to speak with and to engage an experienced bankrupty lawyer authorized to practice in your state.
Timothy Denison agrees with this answer
A: You should really hire an attorney to file this for you as it is quite complicated. If you choose to do it yourself, I agree with Mr. Winterstein.
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