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Attorney Fees and Costs
Here at Littlefield Law Firm, we know that our clients are always the top priority. That’s why we are fully transparent with our costs and fees throughout the bankruptcy process. Our firm focuses on the realistic needs of you, our client. Those needs inform what actions we will likely take in the course of the case, and we will inform you of the expected costs long in advance. In addition, we offer a free initial consultation for your case. During the consultation, we can give you a detailed plan of your costs and fees, and we can agree to a down payment on services.
Chapter 7 Costs and Fees
The attorney sets their standard fees for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. However, the bankruptcy trustee must review the attorney’s fees to assess if their fees are within reason. The standard fee for a basic Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy is roughly $2,000. Business Bankruptcy cases involving Chapter 7 are typically more costly due to the additional complexity involved therein. For example, the starting fees for such a case start around $2,500. In all cases, there is a mandatory court cost of $335 for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.
Here are a variety of other possible costs in Chapter 7:
- Any consultations following the first
- Filing a Statement of Financial Affairs
- Means Testing
- The first meeting of creditors
- The standard follow-up contacts with creditors
You may require an additional retainer for certain services. Those services would involve another fee and might include avoiding a lien, lifting a stay request by a creditor, or taking more action against the IRS regarding back taxes.
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Chapter 7 vs Chapter 13
Chapter 13 Costs and Fees
The bankruptcy judge decides the attorney fees and court costs for a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Typically, the judge will set those fees between $3,500 and $4,000 for a non-business bankruptcy case. In contrast, the same judge will typically set the fees for a business-related case at $4,200 to $4,500. In all Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, the court costs are $310. We can create a payment plan for all of these fees through the Chapter 13 Trustee.
All these things taken together can be overwhelming to clients who have never navigated the bankruptcy process. But we make a point to bring you the best information combined with a common sense approach. As a result, you can feel confident in your financial future.
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