Does it cost money to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy? 3 Answers as of October 19, 2010

I am considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, I heard that I might need to pay for the process. Is this true? Is there no financial help I can receive even when I need to declare that I am broke?

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Greifendorff Law Offices, PC
Greifendorff Law Offices, PC | Christine Wilton
The minimum cost is a $299.00 Court filing fee. Plus, you'll have a pre-filing credit counseling course and a post-filing financial management course as required by the Courts. You may want to contact the bankruptcy court liason, or legal aid foundation for assistance.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/19/2010
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus | Mark Markus
Yes, it is true. Attorneys do not work for free. You can always file yourself and all you'd have to pay is the filing fee (presently $299) and you can even seek to have that waived if you can prove indigency to the court.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/18/2010
Diefer Law Group, P.C.
Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
You have to pay $299 filing fee.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/18/2010
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