Our attorney charges flat fees.
Additional fee applies if you or your spouse:
Own real estate: +$300;
Have judgment liens: +$450 per real estate parcel;
Need emergency filing: +$300 ( see details below )
Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey,
San Benito counties: $0 before the case is filed
San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa counties: $500 before the case is filed
Emergency filing extra
Remainder of Chapter 13 attorney fees are paid in monthly installments. They could be as low as $55 and are set by Bankruptcy Court. Remaining attorney fees are included in your monthly Chapter 13 case payments and are spread over 3 to 5 years with no interest. Note that we start getting paid only after your Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan gets approved by the judge.
Optional Emergency Filing:
While usually it takes about 10 business days to prepare the petition, we can accommodate you if you wish your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 petition to be filed within 48 hours.
You petition will be filed in 48 hours (weekends and holidays included) after you submit all the documents needed to prepare your case. Your bankruptcy cost may increase if you choose emergency filing option.
Additional attorney fees for emergency filing of Chapter 7 - $300
Retainer for emergency filing of Chapter 13 - $1000 ( note that retainer does not increase the total attorney fees and as a result your Chapter 13 payments may be lower )
Other Bankruptcy Costs (collected by courts and court-
Court filing fee for Chapter 7 -
Court filing fee for Chapter 13 -
Credit counseling classes required by the court -