of money is the root of all evil. --George Bernard Shaw
The fees commonly charged by bankruptcy lawyers are very affordable compared
to most other legal services and especially when you consider what you get for the price – a forgiveness of tens of
thousands of dollars in most cases. A few phone calls to different lawyers will reveal that their fees vary, sometimes by
hundreds of dollars. You should call around if you only want to know which lawyer is the least expensive.
want to know which lawyers will provide you good service, then you’ll need to take a different approach. The best way
to pick a lawyer is to ask friends, family, or other lawyers for a referral to someone they recommend.
file large numbers of bankruptcies and charge very little. You should know that those lawyers are only profitable if very
little individual attention is given to each client. I believe clients deserve better service than they usually receive at
Even less expensive are bankruptcy petition preparers. These persons are not lawyers and almost always
– despite their denials – offer legal advice they are not allowed to give and are not competent to give. Bankruptcy
law is complex – no case is “simple” -- and the consequences of bad advice case can be severe. Do not take
advice from anyone who is not an experienced bankruptcy attorney.
The fee I charge depends on the complexity of
each case, which affects the amount of time I will need to devote to the case.
The total cost of a typical Chapter
7 case will range between $1,500.00 and $3,000.00, plus the court's filing fee. The fee sometimes is paid in full before the
case is filed, and sometimes in other ways, such as a payment plan. For that fee, you will get the time and attention you
and your case need and deserve, together will an experienced and well-trained staff. I spend time with you to get to know
you and your situation, to assess your case and to review in detail the bankruptcy forms you will sign and submit to the court.
I also constantly review our procedures to ensure we provide the highest quality of legal representation available. I believe
it is less expensive for consumers to pay a fair price for quality representation that avoids costly complications.