Do I have to pay the $335 filing fee?

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Written by Jonathan Petts, Esq..  
Updated August 1, 2019

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If you qualify for a fee waiver, you don’t have to pay the $335 filing fee that the court charges.

You generally have to pay the fee if you earn above 150% of the poverty line for your state, and you generally don't have to pay the fee if you earn below 150% of the poverty line. 

To learn more about filing fee waivers check out our article on how much a bankruptcy costs.

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