Costs of Filing Bankruptcy in Missouri
Learn About the Filing Process and the Fees
As a firm that only practices
bankruptcy law, we realize the cost of
filing Chapter 7 or
filing Chapter 13 in Springfield Missouri is a primary concern for clients. The
Licata Bankruptcy Firm makes every effort to keep our fees fair and transparent.
We Offer Exact Fees, No Extra Charges, and Payment Plans
In the initial free consultation, you will be quoted an
exact fee for representation in the case. The fee quoted covers the entire bankruptcy
representation, except for rare circumstances which will be explained
if applicable to your case. We don’t add additional fees for services
such as phone calls, letters, the number of creditors you have, reaffirmation
agreements, etc. You will know the exact fee for your case after the free
consultation. Also, our firm offers payment plans to allow you to get
your case filed as quickly as possible.
What Happens During the Free Consultation?
Our free consultations are designed to educate you about the bankruptcy
process and to evaluate the time and cost needed to prepare and file a
bankruptcy petition. An efficient process and accurate bankruptcy petition
will ensure the best possible outcome for your bankruptcy case. It is
important to fully understand the needs of each individual and develop
a plan to manage the costs of filing a bankruptcy.
Contact Licata Bankruptcy Firm online or call (417) 213-5006 for a free initial consultation. We serve throughout Missouri.
Cost of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
The total cost for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy will vary depending on the facts
of the individual case. Complexities such as owning a business or being
self-employed often require a significant amount of time that is not necessary
in every case. If it is determined in the free consultation your bankruptcy
case will require additional fees, we will openly and honestly explain
the fees and why they are necessary. However, the vast majority of cases
are filed at our base fee.
In most cases, the cost to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy will be:
- An attorney fee of $600
- A court filing fee of $338
The total fee to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and stop collection efforts
by creditors including lawsuits,
harassing phone calls,
garnishments, etc. is
Our firm can be retained for a fee of $300 to refer creditors to our office.
This is not an additional fee, it is applied to the initial $600 attorney
fee owed pre-petition. Once our firm is retained, you have secured our
legal representation for your bankruptcy proceedings and may let creditors
know you have hired an attorney. Our staff is trained to handle any creditor
correspondence needed. Referring creditors to our office will reduce the
phone calls you receive personally or even at your place of employment.
The retainer appointment is the first step to stop a creditor from calling
your employer or family members. Once $938 has been paid, we will proceed
with filing your case. In your free consultation, the attorney will quote
post-petition fees, which are fees due after the filing of your case and
are based upon the facts of your case. The filing of the case immediately
automatic stay that legally prohibits all collection efforts. Our firm will allow any
post-petition fees to be made in installments. We offer flexible payment
options to meet your needs. These fees are for a standard Chapter 7 bankruptcy case.
The Cost of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
The costs to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy are similar to the costs to file
a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, one major benefit of Chapter 13 is the
ability to have most of the Chapter 13 attorney fees paid through the
Chapter 13 plan.
Chapter 13 cases are typically filed for:
- An attorney fee of $600
- The court filing fee of $313
Our firm can be retained for $300. Once you have retained our firm, you
can direct all creditor collection efforts to our office. The retainer
fee is not an additional fee but is applied towards your initial $600
attorney fee. The total fee on a typical Chapter 13 case that will impose
an automatic stay and stop all collection efforts by creditors including
lawsuits, harassing phone calls, garnishments, etc, is
Once the initial $913 is paid your case can be filed. In your free consultation,
the attorney will quote any attorney fees that will be paid after the
filing of your case through your Chapter 13 plan payments. These fees
are for standard consumer bankruptcy. If there are complexities to your
case, the fees may vary. Our fees are always competitive. We realize you
are in a difficult financial situation and will work with you to develop
a plan of action.
Why Choose Licata Bankruptcy Firm?
At Licata Bankruptcy Firm,
our team treats everyone with respect, compassion, and honesty. We will openly
discuss the cost to file your case and ensure you completely understand
the fees involved before your free consultation is concluded. Our fees
are always fully disclosed and are competitive with other firms. We offer
competitive pricing with first-rate legal services. Your attorney will
personally spend the time to prepare and monitor your case for success.
Reach out to a bankruptcy lawyer near you. Give us a call at (417) 213-5006
to schedule a free consultation today. We have offices in