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Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 7

Pay Upfront $500 Down $0 Down
$799 Attorney Fee + $338 Court Fee = $1,137 $500 Down,
$99/mo x 12 mos. Includes court fee
$0 Down,
$159/mo x 12 mos. Includes court fee

$0 Down requires direct deposit and > $2,000/mo income.
Over median income +$200.
Rebuttal to presumption of abuse +$200.

Chapter 13

Retain Upfront $0 Down**
$799 Retainer* + $313 Court Fee = $1,212 $0 down w/ voluntary wage withholding for trustee payments

Chapter 11

Retain Upfront
$5,000 Retainer* + $1,738 Court Fee = $6,738

* Includes an initial retainer only, not the total fee. Additional hourly attorney fees may be billed through your trustee or bankruptcy payment plan if approved by the court.

** Not available if refiling within 1 yr of prior open case or in event of vehicle recovery.

Yes. We can file your bankruptcy case with $0 down. You will enter into an agreement where you will pay the attorney fees over the course of 12 months. For a basic chapter 7, the repayment plan will be $161 per month. If your income is over the median, the monthly payment will be $159 per month.

Yes.

Yes. You can pay off your balance early for a 10% discount off of your remaining balance.

For every single one of our clients, before we file the bankruptcy, we run a credit score simulation which shows what your score is now, and what it will be 12 months after the bankruptcy. When you hire us, we will do this for you too. This way, you will know exactly what kind of impact the bankruptcy will have on your credit worthiness. Surprisingly, the 12 months post bankruptcy credit score improves 81 points on average based on our own internal data. So in most cases, bankruptcy actually improves your credit score 12 months after filing. This is because 30% of your credit score is determined by your debt to available credit ratio. This ratio is always improved when you file bankruptcy. There are certainly cases where the bankruptcy tends to lower your credit score as well; in general, the lower your score is before the bankruptcy, the more bankruptcy will improve your 12-month post bankruptcy score. The reverse is also true, the higher your credit score before bankruptcy, the more likely the bankruptcy is to lower your credit score 12 months after bankruptcy.

In general, you must wait 2 years after bankruptcy in order to obtain a mortgage loan. Generally speaking, there are 4 types of mortgage loans available (FHA, Conventional, VA, and USDA). Each type of mortgage has slightly different guidelines for waiting period after bankruptcy. Here are the mortgage loan types along with the guideline for waiting period:

Loan Type Chapter 7 Chapter 13
Conventional 4 Years 2 Years form discharge date, 4 Years from discharge date
FHA 2 Years 1 Year
USDA 3 Years 1 Year
VA 2 Years 1 Year

At this time, credit reporting agencies report a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for up to 10 years and a Chapter 13 for up to 7 years; however, most people who file a bankruptcy are able to build their credit enough within two years to be able to finance and purchase a home, and cars can be financed much sooner after a bankruptcy is filed.

Nevada Census Median Income Effective 05/15/2021

Period 1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People 6 People 7 People 8 People Add’l
Year $54,394 $69,804 $77,536 $84,764 $93,764 $102,764 $111,764 $120,764 $9,000

Utah Census Median Income Effective 05/15/2021

Period 1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People 6 People 7 People 8 People Add’l
Year $67,265 $73,754 $86,562 $96,607 $105,607 $114,607 $123,607 $132,607 $9,000

Chapter 7

Pay Upfront $500 Down $0 Down
$799 Attorney Fee + $338 Court Fee = $1,137 $500 Down,
$99/mo x 12 mos. Includes court fee
$0 Down,
$159/mo x 12 mos. Includes court fee

$0 Down requires direct deposit and > $2,000/mo income.
Over median income +$200.
Rebuttal to presumption of abuse +$200.

Chapter 13

Retain Upfront $0 Down**
$799 Retainer* + $313 Court Fee = $1,212 $0 down w/ voluntary wage withholding for trustee payments

Chapter 11

Retain Upfront
$5,000 Retainer* + $1,738 Court Fee = $6,738

* Includes an initial retainer only, not the total fee. Additional hourly attorney fees may be billed through your trustee or bankruptcy payment plan if approved by the court.

** Not available if refiling within 1 yr of prior open case or in event of vehicle recovery.

Yes. We can file your bankruptcy case with $0 down. You will enter into an agreement where you will pay the attorney fees over the course of 12 months. For a basic chapter 7, the repayment plan will be $161 per month. If your income is over the median, the monthly payment will be $159 per month.

Yes.

Yes. You can pay off your balance early for a 10% discount off of your remaining balance.

For every single one of our clients, before we file the bankruptcy, we run a credit score simulation which shows what your score is now, and what it will be 12 months after the bankruptcy. When you hire us, we will do this for you too. This way, you will know exactly what kind of impact the bankruptcy will have on your credit worthiness. Surprisingly, the 12 months post bankruptcy credit score improves 81 points on average based on our own internal data. So in most cases, bankruptcy actually improves your credit score 12 months after filing. This is because 30% of your credit score is determined by your debt to available credit ratio. This ratio is always improved when you file bankruptcy. There are certainly cases where the bankruptcy tends to lower your credit score as well; in general, the lower your score is before the bankruptcy, the more bankruptcy will improve your 12-month post bankruptcy score. The reverse is also true, the higher your credit score before bankruptcy, the more likely the bankruptcy is to lower your credit score 12 months after bankruptcy.

In general, you must wait 2 years after bankruptcy in order to obtain a mortgage loan. Generally speaking, there are 4 types of mortgage loans available (FHA, Conventional, VA, and USDA). Each type of mortgage has slightly different guidelines for waiting period after bankruptcy. Here are the mortgage loan types along with the guideline for waiting period:

Loan Type Chapter 7 Chapter 13
Conventional 4 Years 2 Years form discharge date, 4 Years from discharge date
FHA 2 Years 1 Year
USDA 3 Years 1 Year
VA 2 Years 1 Year

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Much do You Charge?

    Chapter 7

    Pay Upfront $500 Down $0 Down
    $799 Attorney Fee + $338 Court Fee = $1,137 $500 Down,
    $99/mo x 12 mos. Includes court fee
    $0 Down,
    $159/mo x 12 mos. Includes court fee

    $0 Down requires direct deposit and > $2,000/mo income.
    Over median income +$200.
    Rebuttal to presumption of abuse +$200.

    Chapter 13

    Retain Upfront $0 Down**
    $799 Retainer* + $313 Court Fee = $1,212 $0 down w/ voluntary wage withholding for trustee payments

    Chapter 11

    Retain Upfront
    $5,000 Retainer* + $1,738 Court Fee = $6,738

    * Includes an initial retainer only, not the total fee. Additional hourly attorney fees may be billed through your trustee or bankruptcy payment plan if approved by the court.

    ** Not available if refiling within 1 yr of prior open case or in event of vehicle recovery.

  • Will you file my bankruptcy with $0 down?

    Yes. We can file your bankruptcy case with $0 down. You will enter into an agreement where you will pay the attorney fees over the course of 12 months. For a basic chapter 7, the repayment plan will be $161 per month. If your income is over the median, the monthly payment will be $159 per month.

  • Do you offer a low price guarantee?

    Yes.

  • If I file my case with $0 down and pay the attorney fees in a payment plan, will I get a discount for paying it off early?

    Yes. You can pay off your balance early for a 10% discount off of your remaining balance.

  • How will bankruptcy affect my credit?

    For every single one of our clients, before we file the bankruptcy, we run a credit score simulation which shows what your score is now, and what it will be 12 months after the bankruptcy. When you hire us, we will do this for you too. This way, you will know exactly what kind of impact the bankruptcy will have on your credit worthiness. Surprisingly, the 12 months post bankruptcy credit score improves 81 points on average based on our own internal data. So in most cases, bankruptcy actually improves your credit score 12 months after filing. This is because 30% of your credit score is determined by your debt to available credit ratio. This ratio is always improved when you file bankruptcy. There are certainly cases where the bankruptcy tends to lower your credit score as well; in general, the lower your score is before the bankruptcy, the more bankruptcy will improve your 12-month post bankruptcy score. The reverse is also true, the higher your credit score before bankruptcy, the more likely the bankruptcy is to lower your credit score 12 months after bankruptcy.

  • How long will it take for me to buy a home and get a mortgage after filing bankruptcy?

    In general, you must wait 2 years after bankruptcy in order to obtain a mortgage loan. Generally speaking, there are 4 types of mortgage loans available (FHA, Conventional, VA, and USDA). Each type of mortgage has slightly different guidelines for waiting period after bankruptcy. Here are the mortgage loan types along with the guideline for waiting period:

    Loan Type Chapter 7 Chapter 13
    Conventional 4 Years 2 Years form discharge date, 4 Years from discharge date
    FHA 2 Years 1 Year
    USDA 3 Years 1 Year
    VA 2 Years 1 Year
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