Bankruptcy Costs

Bankruptcy sounds bad, but the reality is that it can be your lifeline. In fact, you will not need to recover from bankruptcy. Rather, you will recover through bankruptcy.


So, how much does it cost to file bankruptcy in Springfield, Missouri? Everyone we visit with is concerned about the financial cost of filing bankruptcy, which includes attorney fees and other expenses such as the court filing fee. We cover the costs associated with each major form of bankruptcy below.

Most importantly, hiring attorneys who only file bankruptcy offers you both the highest quality of service, and the most efficient, which translates to the best “bang for your buck” for you, and is crucial to the success of your case. Remember, you get what you pay for, and bankruptcy is ALL WE DO.

Chapter 13

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy from The Tinsman Bankruptcy Team

People routinely ask why we are known as $99 Bankruptcy, and how is this possible? The answer is simple – we are proud to offer qualifying clients filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy the option of $99 down on attorney fees, which then allows us to file a case for less than $500! This is the lowest Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing price in Springfield, Missouri.

A Chapter 13 reorganization also allows us to include the majority of your attorney fees into your plan payments, so that you can get the relief you need quickly and affordably. Although the up-front cost of each bankruptcy is based on the facts in your individual situation, most of the Chapter 13 cases that do not qualify for our $99 down rate are still filed for an attorney fee of $600, plus expenses, which allows your case to be filed for under $1,000. Even this option is only offered by a few attorneys in town!

Chapter 7

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy from The Tinsman Bankruptcy Team

It is important to understand that the cost of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Springfield, Missouri depends on the facts of your individual case. However, the fee structure for our Chapter 7 cases is very client-friendly, allowing a majority of our Chapter 7 clients to file their case for $928 (single) to $956 (married). By providing you with a low up-front filing cost, we can more quickly help you stop harassing phone calls, lawsuits, garnishments, and other intimidating actions by creditors.

It’s easy to get started – simply pay an initial retainer of $250. We will then provide you a list of the paperwork we will need from you to file, and a phone number you can use to refer your creditors to our office. In addition, we will give you a letter template you can send to your creditors that will require them to stop calling you, your employer, and your relatives. Once you’ve paid the remainder of the $928/$956 fee and have submitted the necessary paperwork to our office, we will prepare and file your case.

After your bankruptcy case is filed, creditors are legally mandated to stop all actions against you. This will free up your resources and remove a tremendous amount of stress from your life. The post-petition attorney fee can be paid in flexible monthly payments that cater to your budget. Simply put, we want to help get our clients the relief they need as quickly as they possibly can.

Chapter 11

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy from The Tinsman Bankruptcy Team

The cost for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy varies by each case’s complexity. The filing fee with the Court is currently $1,717.00. This does not include the attorney fees. Very few bankruptcy attorneys handle Chapter 11 in the Springfield area due to the complexities of this type of bankruptcy.

We do, however! We offer a paid consultation for $200.00 to explore this type of bankruptcy, and will advise you if bankruptcy reorganization is best for the continued viability of your business. Contact the Tinsman Bankruptcy Team to set up an appointment today.

Kind Words from our Clients

Ted Tinsman was great in helping us through our bankruptcy. He made it very simple, understandable, and unstressful. He was a breath of fresh air during a very depressing time.

Lyn V.

Darryell and I would like you to know that we are so grateful we chose you as our lawyer! We got results we were hoping for without having to struggle finding a right fit for us. I appreciate your hard work and attentiveness to our case and to us personally. Just wanted to let you know we will forever be thinking of you as you have helped us get past a big struggle. Anything we can do for you, please let us know. Yes, we truly mean that, not just a statement we say!

Christina & Darryell Z.

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