This is a follow up to the post of earlier today about the cost of filing bankruptcy in San Francisco. Overall, fees for filing in San Jose and Oakland are similar. Because of minor variations in rules, depending on the circumstances, attorneys may want to have a larger retainer in different court divisions. This will depend on the circumstances of your case. The best thing to do is see an attorney once you believe there may be a problem, because the more time your attorney has to consider your situation, the more flexible the attorney can be at setting the retainer. For a straightforward case where it is clear the client can succeed at completing a Chapter 13 plan, filing in Oakland and San Jose would be the same price as filing in San Francisco. Chapter 7 case fees would not vary much between the Bay Area court divisions. Regardless of where you file, you will be responsible for the $274.00 filing fee for Chapter 13, or $299.00 for Chapter 7.
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