How Much Does it Cost to File Bankruptcy in Missouri?
Learn About the Filing Process and the Fees
Cost of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
How much does it cost to file
bankruptcy? Well, that depends on the type of bankruptcy you are filing. 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
A court filing fee of
The total fee to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and stop collection efforts
by creditors including lawsuits,
harassing phone calls,
garnishments, etc. is
What This Means When You Work With Licata Bankruptcy Firm
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.
How Much Does It Cost to File Bankruptcy at Our Firm?
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 $800 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
$1,138 has been paid, we will proceed with filing your case.
During the 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 creates an
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
The court filing fee of
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.
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.
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