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Is there a charge for filing bankruptcy?



Yes, payment of a filing fee is required and must be paid in the exact amount of the fee by a money order, a cashier's check, debit card, or 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 the Fees page.

Qualifying chapter 7debtors 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.