Each person who files for bankruptcy protection is required to take a credit counseling course before the case is filed.  This course will cost you on average between $20 and $50.  Once the course is completed, you will receive a certificate that will be attached to your petition.  You will also be required to take a second course on financial management that must be completed before the court may grant you a discharge.  The course is approximately the same cost.

The cost of the filing fees with the Bankruptcy Court are different depending on the Chapter you file.  For example, fees for Chapter 7 are currently $306, and fees for Chapter 13 are currently $281.  Other fees may apply in your case, so make sure to speak with your attorney regarding fees before you retain his/her services.

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