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The Costs Associated with Bankruptcy

When you first decide to file for bankruptcy you will undoubtedly have a list of questions. For example, you might be wondering if it actually costs anything to file. There are indeed payments that must be made in order to file for bankruptcy and they fall into three different categories.

The first fee you will encounter are your attorney's fees for legal advice concerning your bankruptcy. These will be paid along with the fees that are required by your state to file.

Another cost that should be considered is the amount of time it will take you to collect all of the necessary documents to file for bankruptcy. Since you will be asked to provide proof of your financial situation dating back several years, it can take significant time and energy to gather the necessary data to file successfully.

Finally your credit score will be affected by filing for bankruptcy. It can take as long as ten years for the bankruptcy to come off of your credit score and can make it difficult to get loans in the future.

Have questions about the fees associated with bankruptcy? Contact us to discuss the process with a Chicago bankruptcy attorney.

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