It costs money to hire an attorney and pay a court filing fee. How can you file for bankruptcy when you are already short on funds? Some of the best bankruptcy attorneys offer a free half hour consultation so that you can learn your options. If bankruptcy is not the best option for you, the attorney may be able to suggest other options, such as debt settlement or loan modification.
For a Chapter 7 case in Minnesota, the attorney’s fee must normally be paid in full before the bankruptcy case is filed. However, some attorneys are willing to accept installment payments over several or more months. When the fees are paid in full, the case is filed. May people use income tax refunds. Some people borrow the funds from friends or relatives. The attorney may be able to accept a credit card payment from a friend or relative.
If you file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you can pay all or most of the attorney’s fee through the debt consolidation plan over a period of three to five years. Chapter 13 does not require full payment of debts, so the payment can be affordable.
If you have some questions about how you can afford to file for bankruptcy when you’re already short on funds?, The law firm of Gregory J. Wald will answer your questions with a free consultation. Call us at 952-921-5802 or send us a message at www.BankruptcyMinn.com