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About San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyers

What Can a San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyer Do for You?
A San Diego bankruptcy lawyer can provide legal guidance and representation throughout the bankruptcy process. Because bankruptcy laws vary greatly by state, an area attorney will be best suited to understanding California’s laws regarding the matter.

A bankruptcy attorney can help you determine whether there are any alternatives to bankruptcy available to you. If you must proceed with bankruptcy, your attorney can help you determine which Chapter is best for you. Chapters 7 and 13 are the most common, and have different requirements. A bankruptcy lawyer will be familiar with the requirements of each chapter, as well as what documentation you will need to provide to support your claim.

Bankruptcy proceedings come with very strict deadlines for filing various forms and motions. A San Diego bankruptcy lawyer will ensure all required items are filed in a timely manner, therefore reducing your risk of incurring additional costs by being fined for failing to submit documentation.

How Much Does a Bankruptcy Lawyer Cost?
Generally, a San Diego, California bankruptcy lawyer will cost between $1,200 and $1,850. This estimate will vary greatly depending on the Chapter of bankruptcy being filed. This is because a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is fairly simple, and does not often involve large amounts of money or debt. Chapter 13 bankruptcy, on the other hand, commonly involves considerably large amounts of money and/or debt. As such, they require more work which may come at a higher cost.

On average, a San Diego bankruptcy lawyer costs $1,525. Such rates are considered to be high when compared to the national average. Additionally, this estimate does not take into consideration any associated filing and court fees.

There are many factors that determine how much a lawyer may cost. Some examples of such factors include, but are not limited to:

  • Location;
  • Experience;
  • Reputation;
  • The total amount of debt involved;
  • The amount of creditors involved; and
  • Complexity of the case.

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