Bankruptcy Filing Fee Waiver Question from a Visitor...

Written By: Emil FleysherApril 11, 2013
Can the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Filing Fee be waived? Florida Bankruptcy Attorney
Can the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Filing Fee be waived?

Q: Will the bankruptcy court let me file Chapter 7 Bankruptcy without paying the $306 filing fee? Right now I have NO money. The credit card company attached my bank account (through a law firm) for about 8 months; before I closed my account!! My only income is SSI. Will the bankruptcy court let me file forma pauperis? Or, will I have to pay the entire fee?

A: If Social Security is your only form of income and your case is a simple Chapter 7, you have a good chance of getting the filing fee waived. You need to complete the proper paperwork which will be submitted to the court for review. The court will review your situation and make a decision on whether to waive the filing fee.

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