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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Chapter 7 bankruptcies cost you $335 in court filing fees, assuming it does not involve any kind of repayment plan. All attorneys’ fees must be paid before filing in these cases. Chapter 13 filing fees are $274. These are cases in which you repay all or part of your debts over a period of time. Business reorganization Chapter 11 cases have a filing fee of $1,717. Generally, attorneys we charge in the range of $500-$1500 for simple Chapter 7 cases. It is quite common for Chapter 13 cases to have fees of $2000-$4000 for the initial retainer before the filing and the balance paid out over a period of time or through the trustee’s disbursements. As the debtor make his monthly payment to the trustee, the trustee pays out the allowed administration fees including the attorney, taxes, and others in line with their priority.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Today, you simply need to consider carefully whether bankruptcy is the right choice for you, and then gather the paperwork we talk about later in these FAQs. In order to be eligible to file bankruptcy, you must receive credit counseling within the 180 days prior to filing. Specifically, the law requires you to receive, from an approved agency, a briefing outlining the opportunities for credit counseling and help with a budget analysis. We will prepare the forms that you must file in a chapter 7 case. To prepare those forms, we will need certain information from you.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I attended the University of Southern California (USC) for undergraduate studies and then continued my legal education at the University of San Diego; graduating in June 1974. I became a licensed attorney in the State of Nevada in September 1974.