Cost of Court Discharge Hearing?
It appears that I am in trouble. Despite having a well-paying job, I have not managed my bankruptcy very well and have accumulated more debt.
Also, I have not completed my duties as a bankrupt; most specifically, I have not kept up monthly payments to the estate. I realize this is all my fault and I am not looking for sympathy.
I would just ask if I would be wise to hire a lawyer or should I just attend with hat in hand and ask for mercy? Also, am I responsible to pay any fees for having to attend the discharge hearing?
A lawyer would cost you about $3,000. You acknowledge you have not completed your duties as a bankrupt including not having kept up with your monthly payments.
The court will, at a minumum, require you to complete your duties including paying the monthly payments owing and will not grant you a discharge until you have completed your duties.