How much does it cost to file an emergency motion? 26 Answers as of July 03, 2013

How much does it cost to file an emergency motion in bankruptcy?

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Ray Fisher Law Offices
Ray Fisher Law Offices | Ray Fisher
That will depend on what kind of bankruptcy it is and what kind of motion it is. Ask your bankruptcy lawyer. They will tell you what the cost will be.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 8/11/2011
Breckenridge and Walton
Breckenridge and Walton | Alan D. Walton
Depends on what you are moving for. You might well be asking how much for tires on my vehicle - is it a Schwinn, Harley, Hummer, or a Mack truck. You need to specify what you are talking about. When an attorney gets into a case, they are in for the long run, so you need to give us a clue as to what your "emergency motion" entails.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/11/2011
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall | William M. Rubendall
There is no set fee or formula as to charging for an emergency motion in bankruptcy. Consult with several attorneys before retaining someone on an emergency basis.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/11/2011
Law Office of Lynnmarie A. Johnson
Law Office of Lynnmarie A. Johnson | Lynnmarie Johnson
Generally there is no extra fee for it being an emergency motion. But you can call your local bankruptcy clerk and she could tell you exactly how much. Good Luck!
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/11/2011
Tucker Legal Clinic
Tucker Legal Clinic | Samuel Tucker
This varies from lawyer to lawyer and also on the nature of the relief sought in the motion.
Answer Applies to: Mississippi
Replied: 8/10/2011
    Grasso Law Group
    Grasso Law Group | Charles Grasso, Esq.
    I'm not sure what you are asking concerning a motion, it would depend on the motion. If you are asking how much it costs to file an emergency bankruptcy petition, then (if filing on your own) you would be subject to the filing fee of $299 for a Chapter 7. If you cannot afford the filing fee, you can ask the court to waive it or allow you to pay it in 3 installments.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    Burnham & Associates
    Burnham & Associates | Stephanie K. Burnham
    The Bankruptcy Court has different filing fees based on what the Motion is. You may be able to find these fees on the Bankruptcy Court website.
    Answer Applies to: New Hampshire
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    The Law Offices of Kristy Qiu
    The Law Offices of Kristy Qiu | Mengjun Qiu
    The court won't charge you anything to file such motion. Attorneys though, will charge you by the hour.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    Mercado & Hartung, PLLC
    Mercado & Hartung, PLLC | Christopher J. Mercado
    $299 for a Chapter 7 filing fee.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    Charles Schneider, P.C.
    Charles Schneider, P.C. | Charles J. Schneider
    The cost can vary depending on the complication of the issue.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    Ross Smith, Attorney at Law
    Ross Smith, Attorney at Law | Charles Ross Smith III
    To answer that I have to know what the motion if for. The complexity of the issue and whether I have the motion "in the can" are important.
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    Melinda Murphy Dionne, PC
    Melinda Murphy Dionne, PC | Melinda Murphy Dionne
    I'm sorry but there is no way to answer your question without knowing more facts. An attorney can either quote you a flat rate based on how much time he or she believes will be involved in the filing and prosecution of the motion. Other attorneys may charge you by the hour. The answer to your question depends on how complicated the motion will be and how much time it will take to handle it to completion.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    Colorado Legal Solutions
    Colorado Legal Solutions | Stephen Harkess
    Your question is unclear. What sort of emergency motion? Most motions do not have a court filing fee, so if you are drafting them yourself and representing yourself, the cost is usually free. If you are hiring an attorney to draft and file a motion, the cost will depend on how much time it takes to draft the motion and how much rush is involved.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    Judith A. Runyon, Esq. Attorney at Law
    Judith A. Runyon, Esq. Attorney at Law | Judith A. Runyon
    What kind of motion are you referring to?
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/26/2013
    The Schreiber Law Firm
    The Schreiber Law Firm | Jeffrey D. Schreiber
    If you are the Debtor, there is no fee.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    Law Offices of Steven A. Wolvek
    Law Offices of Steven A. Wolvek | Steven A. Wolvek
    It would depend on the type of motion.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    Ashman Law Office
    Ashman Law Office | Glen Edward Ashman
    It would depend on the case and what type motion and which side was filing it.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    Theodore N. Stapleton, PC
    Theodore N. Stapleton, PC | Theodore N. Stapleton
    It depends upon what kind of emergency motion.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    Heupel Law
    Heupel Law | Kevin Heupel
    It depends on the motion and how much time is involved.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    Dan Shay Law
    Dan Shay Law | Daniel Shay
    I am not really sure what an emergency motion is or if you mean the filing fee or the attorney fee.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    The Law Offices of Alan M. Laskin
    The Law Offices of Alan M. Laskin | Jared B. Gaynor
    That completely depends on what the motion is. Also, realize that there are fees for filing an application to shorten time (which may be needed in an "emergency" motion). Go to your local BK court's website, or call the clerk's office to find out what the fees are for what you need to do.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
    Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
    Every lawyer is different and I have no idea what the motion is for so I can not answer your question.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    Law Office of L. Paul Zahn
    Law Office of L. Paul Zahn | Paul Zahn
    The filing fee is the same. Attorney's fees vary by attorney.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/10/2011
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