What is a legal document assistant and how does it compare to a paralegal? Believe it or not, hiring a legal document assistant can help you save thousands of dollars you would otherwise waste on an attorney! To help you determine which process is better for you, we've outlined from A to Z everything a legal document assistant can do.
Filing bankruptcy using an attorney can cost between $1500 and $2500 for a simple Chapter 7 bankruptcy. People often comment “if I had $1500-$2500, I would not be filing bankruptcy!” So what can you do if you need to file bankruptcy and cannot afford to hire an attorney? Do you even need an attorney to file bankruptcy, or is having an attorney an unnecessary “luxury?” Understanding the bankruptcy process will help you have a clearer understanding of why people can file bankruptcy without an attorney.
There is no such thing as a cheap California bankruptcy attorney. Attorney fees for the most simple bankruptcy start at $750 and go up from there. Add the filing fee cost to these fees and the total cost to file bankruptcy through an attorney will exceed $1,000 which is a substantial sum of money for most people who are already struggling financially. California is divided into 4 districts, Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern. The allowed fee for bankruptcy petition preparers in the Northern District is $150.00, the Eastern District $125.00, the Central District $200.00 and the Southern District $150.00. It is illegal for a non-attorney bankruptcy petition preparer to advertise and/or charge for the preparation of cheap California bankruptcy to exceed these allowable maximum fees. Unfortunately, A People's Choice no longer offers bankruptcy document preparation services.