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How Much Bankruptcy Costs

The Bankruptcy Court charges filing fees as follows:

· For a Chapter 7 case, $335

· For a Chapter 13 case, $310

The Court also has a shopping list of other miscellaneous fees.

Congress also thinks you need credit counseling.The law requires you to obtain pre-filing credit counseling, a briefing from an approved non-profit credit counseling agency, and a post-filing education course from an approved provider. Fees for the briefing and course vary, but $60 or less is a typical total. In cases involving very low income debtors, the agency will sometimes waive the fee altogether.

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Informational Links:

American Bankruptcy Institute

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy

USC Title 11 -Bankruptcy

Personal Bankruptcy Information

Bankruptcy Law Network

Start Fresh Today, Inc

Life After Bankruptcy

Why Pick Me?

I was awarded my undergraduate degree from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and my law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. During law school, I was a member of the Law Review and have two published notes.

I opened my office in Augusta in 1979, and have been doing only bankruptcy cases since the mid-80's. You would think that an attorney who has been practicing for 25 years should know more than an attorney with only 10 years experience, but this is not always the case. There are some attorneys who have practiced bankruptcy law for many years, but have never really mastered the subject. There are other attorneys who have pursued a general practice, filing a bankruptcy case now and then.

Bankruptcy 101An Intro

Bankruptcy is a federal law, administered by the United States Bankruptcy Courts which are technically a part of the United States District Courts. Bankruptcy law is complex and, therefore, I think, a speciality. The following is an explanation of personal bankruptcy in a tiny nutshell:

  • Basic Information - A really quick overview of bankruptcy.
  • Fees - How much bankruptcy costs.
  • Lawyers - Whether you need a lawyer and the cost of a lawyer.
  • Chapter 7 - Information about Chapter 7 "Liquidations".
  • Chapter 13 - Information about Chapter 13 repayment plans.
  • Things You Must Not Do - a compilation of no-no's for people thinking about filing bankruptcy.
  • I've Heard That... Bankruptcy Myths.

Lee Ringler is a debt relief agency proudly designated by the US Congress and the President of the United States. Lee has been helping people find solutions to their debt problems, including, where appropriate, getting out of debt under the federal bankruptcy laws for over 20 years in both Georgia and South Carolina. We work under Title 11 of the United States Code to assist you in dealing with your debt. Our office is located at 808 Greene Street, Suite 200, Augusta, GA 30901. This site is intended for marketing material only and is not a substitute for the advice of competent counsel before undertaking any legal course of action. No attorney-client relationship is formed by the viewing of this site, or the request or receipt of any information by means of it.



Serving Georgia Cities and Counties: Augusta, Martinez, Evans, Thomson, Waynesboro, Louisville, Lincolnton, Washington and Columbia County, Burke County, McDuffie County, Jefferson County, Warren County, Wilkes County, Lincoln County, Glascock County, Richmond County, Taliaferro County, and Fort Gordon Military Reservation. We also service South Carolina Cities and Counties in Bankruptcy cases only: Aiken, Barnwell, Bamberg, Edgefield, North Augusta, Greenwood, Columbia, and Richland County, Aiken County, Edgefield County, Greenwood County, Lexington County, and Saluda County.