What does it cost to file bankruptcy?

Most attorneys will charge a flat fee for a bankruptcy filing, either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. The fees for Chapter 13 are regulated by the court. In the middle District of Florida, in Tampa, bankruptcy courts will permit a bankruptcy attorney to charge a maximum of $4,200 for a bankruptcy and that can be paid either partially upfront or partially through the Chapter 13 plan or you can make some other arrangement with your attorney.

Chapter 7 fees are usually between $1,500 to $2,000 depending on the attorney, the amount of work involved in your Chapter 7 case, some when you add court filing fees and costs, you can expect to spend about $2,500 for a Chapter 7.

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