The filing fees are as follows: Chapter 7- $335.00; Chapter 13- $310.00, whether for one person or a married couple. The court may allow you to pay this filing fee in installments if you cannot pay all at once. If you are unable to pay the filing fee in installments, you may request that the court waive the filing fee. If you hire an attorney you will also have to pay the attorney’s fees you agree to.

My fees for single person, basic Chapter 7 bankruptcy start at $2,000, married $2,500 (all fees inclusive including filing fee, credit counseling and credit report). Chapter 13 cases start at $3,500 (normally $1,000 down, balance through the plan). Neighbor island clients are charged an extra $300 for travel expenses. Prices will vary depending on the complexity of your bankruptcy. High income, real estate, business operations and tax issues are some of the factors that will tend to increase the price. Fixed income or extended unemployment with little to no assets will tend to reduce the price.