When you are filing bankruptcy, you are also required to pay fees for the same. The filing fee has to be paid to the Clerk of Court for United States Bankruptcy Court. In case you are filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the fees you have to shell out is USD$274. If you are filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the fees you are required to pay is USD$299. And if you are planning to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy, you will be required to pay USD$1039. The filing fees for Chapter 12 bankruptcy is USD$239. The fee you pay for filing bankruptcy has several components.
Fees are required to be paid by the debtor’s attorney through registered credit card if the debtor’s attorney files bankruptcy electronically. As per the new federal bankruptcy laws, the debtor’s attorney has to take the responsibility of verifying the debtors information and the expenses are required to be borne by the debtor. The verification is done to ensure that the information provided by the debtor that is recorded in the bankruptcy court and to the attorney is accurate.
For similar reasons, attorneys are taking outside help to verify the correctness of details provided by the debtors. As per the new federal bankruptcy laws, you are required to take a credit counseling session. You will be required to pay fees for the credit counseling session too.
The Attorney fees vary greatly. The attorney fees differ greatly because the fees charged by the attorney depend on the complexity of the case. Every case in bankruptcy is treated differently and has different requirements. The facts related to every case are also different. The number of creditors to deal with and facts related to the case are 2 parameters on which cases differ. However, you are required to make payments to the attorney only once as fixed fee. Thereafter you are not required to shell out any more cash to the attorney for representing you legally. Usually attorney fees start from USD$1000 in case of Chapter 7 bankruptcy. If you qualify for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, majority of the attorneys charge the minimum fee that is approved by the court which is USD$3,000.