Our Fees are Lower Than You Think
Attorney Walter Benenati Appointed to the 2019 Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association Board of Directors
“Whoa – that is lower than everyone else”. When I hear that I am sometimes embarrassed. Should I be charging more? Perhaps. My theory is this: if the fees are lower and you were treated well, you will refer all your friends and family and we will be busier. It is not rocket science. Our basic Chapter 7 fees vary. The basic cost for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is usually around $1500 – $2000. If you are on a fixed income or have a case that is not that complicated it may be lower. If you have multiple properties and a lot going on, it might be higher. Fees are on a sliding scale based upon your income. They are designed to help the average person have access to affordable legal services. Clients can qualify for discounted fees according to your income. If you bring me a written offer from another attorney, we may be able to match their offer. Please consider us in your efforts to hire an affordable bankruptcy lawyer in Orlando and Kissimmee.
The process is simple on your part. Once the bankruptcy fees are paid in full, we will set up a petition signing appointment to file your case. After that, we will handle everything from there. Most of our clients pay for the cost of bankruptcy in this traditional method. Remember, the day you hire us, you can begin telling debt collectors to call your lawyer.
Are Your Wages Being Garnished?
The biggest obstacle to filing bankruptcy is cost when you are being garnished. At the Benenati Law Firm, upfront cost should never be an issue. (1) As long as you have a verifiable income source of at least $3500 per month and (2) you are currently subject to a wage garnishment, you pay $150.00 and the filing fee and we file your case. It is that simple. That is because we do not charge the cost upfront if your wages are being garnished. Most every bankruptcy law firm demands you pay everything up front to file your case. The rate that is advertised is what you will put down to “get started”. Getting started means a lot of waiting until your case is filed and paid for in full. We offer a true bankruptcy payment plan for those individuals who are being garnished. Other bankruptcy law firms may allow you to “SIGN UP” with their firm for a small fee, but you will have to pay all fees and costs to get “FILED” and activate the legal protection from debt collectors.At the Law Offices of Walter Benenati, your bankruptcy case can be “FILED” and you can receive your case number for the amount listed below. We will file your case for the filing fee plus the costs for obtaining the Credit Reports and running an asset check and tax verification. These cases are filed for $150.00 in addition to the $335.00 Court Filing Fee. If you decide to hire us for representation after your case has been filed, a payment plan for a post-filing representation is then designed based on your bankruptcy type and income. The remaining balance of fees are paid over a 4 month period based on the clients weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly or monthly income source. Most clients pay around $175.00 bi-weekly. Each case is different and has to be quoted by Attorney Walter Benenati. Exceptions apply. Paying more down will lower the monthly payments. Please keep in mind filing bankruptcy under this program ONLY applies when a wage garnishment is in place.
Please call our office today to set up a FREE consultation with the attorney. All consultations are with an attorney. We look forward to meeting you. Please call 407-777-7777 today. Thank you.