Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 2:41 pm
The short Answer at Lawrence & Associates is that in most cases it costs $870 for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or $300 out of pocket for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, plus court fees of $335 for a Chapter 7 or $310 for a Chapter 13. In extremely complex or extremely simple cases our prices will vary but those cases are very rare.
In a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, What Do You Mean By Out of Pocket?
In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, Lawrence & Associates will end up getting $3,500 ultimately but the client will only have to pay us $300 out of pocket plus court fees. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the client never has to pay the full fee out of pocket. The remainder of the $3,500 fee that Lawrence & Associates gets is paid through the bankruptcy court.
How Are Court Fees Paid?
The client prepays the filing fee to Lawrence & Associates and then we pay the fee for them when we file.
What about Consultations and Retainers?
Initial Consultation are always free, with no obligation to sign up.
Sometimes you need us to act quickly and get the details later. In that case, we can be retained for $275 to start working on the bankruptcy immediately.