Bankruptcy court fees vary by state and the type of bankruptcy you are filing. The expense of filing the legal forms and having them processed by the clerk and officers of the court can range from $300 to $500.
Bankruptcy attorney fees are harder to estimate. The costs are based on the attorneys’ experience, whether problems with creditors are expected and complexity of your case. For basic representation, you could expect to pay somewhere between $2500 and $5,000.
This can seem daunting when money is already tight. A bankruptcy attorney will handle all of the administrative duties involved in the case. An attorney will understand the law and know which exemptions you can take and how to protect as much of your property as possible.
Does your attorney have experience with personal bankruptcy, and if so how much? Has the attorney represented other clients with similar bankruptcies to yours? Did they bring them to a successful conclusion?
For the fee you pay, what will you be getting from your attorney? Will you be able to contact your attorney with any questions during your bankruptcy and if so will you be billed for extra time? Will your attorney go to the 341 meeting and other required court appearances with you?
You should work with someone you trust. The bankruptcy process can be overwhelming, make sure you can set up a comfortable working relationship with your attorney. Your attorney should carefully consider your situation and help you bring your case to a successful conclusion by taking every possible advantage of the bankruptcy law. Stay involved in your case so your attorney can provide better service and you’ll be more satisfied with the outcome of the case.
An experienced Cincinnati bankruptcy attorney will help you get the most out of your bankruptcy case. Please contact us today to discuss what our attorneys can do for you.