One of the most commonly asked questions from people who are looking to file for bankruptcy has to do with what it costs to file bankruptcy. This is mostly because when in need of bankruptcy, you are more than likely struggling with finances or facing some type of financial hardship. At The Nesbitt Law Firm, we are very aware of this and we do all that we can to make our services and your bankruptcy process affordable. To get started, our firm offers free and confidential consultations. In doing so, you do not have to pay a fee for us to review you current situation and we are able to determine how we can help you. It is important to keep in mind that when you are done with the process, you can have the relief that you have been anticipating. We can help you get out of debt, put an end to creditor harassment and help you get a fresh start. We are here for you every step of the way in your bankruptcy.
We want to give you some ballpark numbers to help you get an idea of the costs ahead. The legal costs will depend on the type of bankruptcy you are pursuing. Chapter 7: If you are considering a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, legal fees can range anywhere from $500-$10,000. The reason for the broad range is that Chapter 7 cases can be very straight forward or very complicated. Our goal is to walk you through the process and complete your bankruptcy in an affordable manner. The end price will depend on the complexities of your case and your current financial situation. Once we discuss your unique circumstances, we will be able to provide you with a more definite fee. Chapter 13: If you are filing for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Columbus, OH the fees approved by the court are a flat $3,500. This does not mean that you will have to pay that amount up front. The Southern US District Court of Ohio has established this fee, also called a "no look fee" that an attorney can charge for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Since a Chapter 13 is a repayment plan on debt, much of the legal fees that you pay are paid through the Chapter 13 plan. The amount to keep in mind is to get the case filed, you may have to put down between $800 and $1,000. To discuss this further and what you can expect to pay off the bat and throughout the process, give us a call.
Our goal at The Nesbitt Law Firm is to do all that we can to help you get out from under debt and receive the relief you need. Our fees are competitive and we aim to work with you and find a viable solution. Get started now by scheduling your free initial consultation.