I spend a lot of time looking at my website data, and one of the most common questions people type into Google is: what is the average price of a bankruptcy attorney in Miami, Florida? Here is a breakdown of the fees required to pay in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy:
The filing fee is mandatory, unless a client gets a waiver (not likely), and is $299.00
Credit Report Fee:
Your attorney will need to run a credit report for you, and the fee varies by credit bureau but you can expect to pay anywhere from $35-50.
Pre-Filing Course Certificate:
Each debtor, prior to the filing of a bankruptcy, is required to take a budget and credit counseling course. This course can range anywhere from $30-50, depending on where you take it online.
Post-Filing Course Certificate:
Each debtor, after the filing of a bankruptcy, is required to take a financial management course. This course can range anywhere from $15-50, depending on where you take it online.
Those are the only mandatory fees that a debtor must pay for when filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Miami, Florida. However an attorney will likely charge you for their time, and usually this is a FLAT FEE.
If you scour the internet, and make numerous phone calls, then you will find the prices for a local Miami bankruptcy attorney to range drastically. This is likely because attorneys will quote on their website, one price, but then they forget to tell you about the other fees, listed above, or inform you that your case is a lot more complicated than that of a regular case and thus they will need to charge you more. Prices in Miami range from $1,000 to $3,000, depending on the law firm.
Shmucher Law, PL Fees:
Our website fees are located directly on the main page of the website and are as follows: For the majority of our cases (individual (not-joint), don’t own a business, one home, and don’t foresee anything exciting in a bankruptcy) then the attorney fee is $1,200 plus $30 credit report plus $299 filing fee for a grand total of $1,530.00 .
If you are thinking of filing for bankruptcy in South Florida and would like to schedule a free consultation with a local bankruptcy attorney then please contact Ofer Shmucher at Shmucher Law, PL by calling 305.741.5553 or 954.309.5559. We offer free consultations in any of our office locations including Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation and Sunrise Florida.