The most common question we hear from potential clients is “How much does bankruptcy cost?” – and it’s a great question. If you’re already struggling with overwhelming debt and bills that you can’t pay, you’re wondering how much it will cost to file for bankruptcy and get a fresh start.
We understand that bad things happen to good people, and that our clients are struggling financially. Mark Rubin started this firm because he wanted to help people in this exact situation. We’re here to help you – you’ll get the highest quality of legal representation from experts with years of experience, and it’s surprisingly affordable.
Obviously, each case is unique, and there might be unique challenges associated with your situation. We work hard to offer several different fee options to help our clients find the best payment solution. If you’ve got more specific questions, please call our office at 214-760-7777 and we can walk you through the details.
How much does bankruptcy cost in Dallas?
There are two sides to the equation – Dallas bankruptcy court fees and Dallas bankruptcy lawyer fees. Most people are surprised to find out that filing for bankruptcy isn’t that expensive. Some complicated cases might be more costly, but in general, court fees and attorney fees only add up to a few thousand dollars. Let’s look at the breakdown:
How much are the legal fees for a bankruptcy in Dallas?
The Dallas bankruptcy court charges a simple filing fee based on the type of case you are filing. Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases in Dallas cost $335 to file, but in some situations, the filing fee can be waived. We’ll determine if your fee can be waived once we’ve talked during your initial consultation. The court charges a fee of $310 for Chapter 13 cases in Dallas. Chapter 12 cases can’t have the filing fee waived.
How much does a bankruptcy attorney cost in Dallas?
Your initial consultation is always free. We’ll talk to you about your financial picture and walk you through your options. If bankruptcy is your best path forward, we’ll discuss payment options with you. We don’t charge a flat fee for bankruptcy cases. At a basic level, the cost is determined by the complexity of your case and whether you’re filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. We always work with our clients to find the best solution – in what they can afford to pay for our services and if needed, a payment plan that fits their budget.
In Dallas, Chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney fees are set by each individual attorney, but they’re reviewed by the courts to ensure that they’re fair. Chapter 13 bankruptcy fees in Dallas are set by the court, which means the big firms have to charge the same as the smaller boutique firms like Rubin & Associates. What does this mean for you? It means that if you’re filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Dallas, you’ll get one of our expert attorneys for the same cost as a junior attorney (or even paralegal) at one of the big firms.
If you’ve got more questions about Dallas bankruptcy fees or would like an estimate for your case, please call us at 214-760-7777 and schedule your free, no obligation consultation – we’re here to help you get the fresh start you deserve!