Chapter 13 Fees & Costs

Attorney Donald Wyatt PC offers fixed fee programs for Consumer Bankruptcy cases in the Southern District of Texas.

In order to qualify for these fixed fee programs a case must fall within the general definition of a Consumer Bankruptcy case.

This mean, in general, that the case must involve:

A single or joint filing involving one family where the debtors are employed by unrelated non-insider 3rd parties.

A filing that will qualify for treatment under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.

A filing involving no litigation of any sort other than existing collection cases against the Debtor(s) for debts incurred for personal, family or household uses.

The Law Firm reserves the right to refuse to handle any case under this program before engagement.

Under this fee program, the law firm will represent the debtor(s) to the standard published terms of engagement as set forth by the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas as follows:

Proceeding Fixed Fee
Chapter 13 $4,500.00* not including the Court Filing Fee of $310.00 or costs listed below.
*$1,500.00 is due by signing, balance is paid during the plan.
Business Chapter 13 $5,600.00* not including the Court Filing Fee of $310.00 or costs listed below..
*$4,200.00 is due by signing, balance is paid during the plan.

The majority of consumer bankruptcies are likely to be Chapter 13 filings.

These Fixed Fees include all Attorney and paralegal services usually incident to the Chapter selected. Certain extraordinary proceedings not usually or consistently encountered in consumer cases may be required in your case. No additional fee will be charged unless and until the need for the fee arises, the need is discussed with the client and the client consents.

  • Costs (services provided by third parties):
    • Court Mandated Pre-filing Credit Counseling Fee = $20.00 (single or couple)
    • Court Mandated Financial Management Course Fee = $20.00 (single or couple done on-line) or by phone $25.00
    • Tax Transcripts = $19.00 individual
    • BK – Packet Service = $5.50
    • Credit Report = $42.00 (single) or $84.00 (joint)

The law firm is no longer accepting Consumer Bankruptcy cases except those referred to the firm from another Bankruptcy Attorney. All Consumer Bankruptcy cases accepted by the firm are on an hourly basis and require a deposit of substantial retainer and/or third party guarantee. There will be a $200.00 fee for an initial conference which is payable at the time of booking the appointment.