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How much does it cost to file bankruptcy?

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Question: How much does it cost to file bankruptcy?
Answer: To file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, it costs a total of $309. That includes a $245 filing fee, a $39 miscellaneous administrative fee, and a $25 trustee surcharge.

The total court cost of Chapter 13 bankruptcy is $271. That includes a $235 filing fee and a $39 miscellaneous administrative fee.

These prices do not include the cost of hiring a bankruptcy attorney. These fees are accurate as of January 15, 2011. Check with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to get the latest fees.

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