Fees for bankruptcy services — general fee schedule
Our goal remains to provide competent, personalized service to clients who we want back, not for another bankruptcy, but for all their real estate and business legal needs. So we price our services at or less than the typical fee charged by attorneys providing these services, and we are committed to providing better, more personalized service.
Consultation — We charge a $150.00 fee for consultations lasting beyond the initial (free) half-hour. The consultation fee is credited against the fees charged for Chapter 7 bankruptcy services if you retain Steven J. Lodge, PLLC.
Chapter 7 — No Asset/Uncontested (non-self employed) — $1,500.00 plus filing fee ($335.00). If Means Test part 2 is needed, add $250.
Chapter 13 — Uncontested — $3,000.00 for actual bankruptcy services, plus $1,350.00 for pre-petition debt analysis and negotiation to help you avoid bankruptcy, plus filing fee ($310.00). Depending upon your plan payment and other circumstances, often a large portion of your attorney fee can be deferred into the Chapter 13 plan. Additional costs apply if contested issues arise.
Other costs — As part of every bankruptcy the debtor is required to participate in a pre-petition credit counseling class and a post-petition financial management class. These classes are offered online by third party providers who charge fees, usually between $25 and $75 each.