LAW OFFICE OF KEITH F. ROUSE
Consumer & Business Bankruptcy
Keith F. Rouse, Esq. provides legal representation to debtors in individual Chapter 7, Chapter 13 bankruptcies. Attorney Keith F. Rouse also represents small businesses and partnerships in Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. Attorney Rouse also provides legal representation as an Assignee in cases involving an assignment for the benefit of creditors, which is also known as a common law bankruptcy.
The cost of doing a consumer bankruptcy will vary based on the complexity of the case. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy usually costs $1,500.00. The cost of doing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is normally $2,500.00. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy that involves a lien strip (Lam Motion) costs $4,000.00.
The filing fee for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is $306.00.
The filing fee for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is $282.00.
Before an individual debtor can file a bankruptcy, he or she will have to take a credit counseling course. The credit counseling course must be taken before a bankruptcy can be filed. In cases where a married couple files for bankruptcy, both spouses must complete the credit counseling course. A second class, which is referred to as a debtor education class, must be completed before a debtor can receive a discharge of his or her bankruptcy. These credit counseling classes are available on line and costs generally run between $30.00 to $50.00.
Attorney Keith F. Rouse provides free consulations to debtors seeking information about bankruptcy. Please contact the Law Office to arrange for an appointment. Weekend consultations are available.
600 South Lake Avenue, Suite 507
Pasadena, California 91106