Yes, payment of a filing fee is required and must be paid with cash in the exact amount of the fee, a money order, a cashier’s check or the credit card of a law firm or attorney representative. The amount of the filing fee depends on the chapter of the case filed. For additional information, see Filing Fees and Service Charges.
Qualifying chapter 7 debtors may file an Application to have the chapter 7 filing fee waived. Alternatively, individual debtors may file an Application for individuals to pay the filing fee in installments. Such application must be accompanied by one-half the filing fee for that chapter.