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Understand the Cost to File Bankruptcy in Mississippi

Written by Ben Tejes
Updated Sep 3rd, 2021

If you are like me, you probably wonder how you can afford the cost of bankruptcy in Mississippi when it’s difficult to pay bills. Many bankruptcy costs such as the filing fee and the credit counseling courses are relatively similar. That said, the cost of bankruptcy attorney fees may range dramatically whether you are in Jackson or Gulfport. 

The purpose of this article is to provide you with estimated all-in costs:

  1. Bankruptcy Attorney Fees
  2. Bankruptcy Filing Costs

1. Bankruptcy Attorney Fees Mississippi

Bankruptcy attorneys in Mississippi can cost between $1170 - $1500. The cost may increase or decrease based on complexity and location.

Here are some of the ranges of cost in major cities in Mississippi.

Attorney Fees in Jackson

Jackson is the most populated city in Mississippi with a population of 164,422. Bankruptcy attorneys in Jackson can cost an estimated $1,170.

Attorney Fees in Gulfport

Bankruptcy attorneys in Gulfport can cost an estimated $1,000.

Attorney Fees in Southaven

Bankruptcy attorneys in Southaven can cost an estimated $1,170.

2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney Fees Mississippi

Chapter 13 bankruptcy attorneys in Mississippi can cost $3400 - $3600. The fee can depend on the district.

While Chapter 7 attorney fees have variability, many Chapter 13 fees are relatively similar based on no-look fees, a reasonable cost for the service provided. You may still want to see whether the attorney charges an hourly rate for any additional work after filing the Chapter 13

3. Bankruptcy Filing Costs

Bankruptcy filing costs are pretty similar across the United States, not just Mississippi. Here are the other costs to consider. 

Bankruptcy Filing Fees

The US Courthouse has a fee schedule and a bankruptcy form that provides the filing fee. 

The Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing fee is $338 ($245 filing fee $78 administrative fee + $15 trustee surcharge).

The Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing fee is $313 ($235 filing fee + $78 administrative fee).

Mandatory Course Costs

When you file bankruptcy, you have to take an approved credit counseling course in Mississippi and a debtor education course. You can often take both courses online. The average cost may is around $10 to $50 per course.

Miscellaneous Costs

You may have to pay for transportation to the meeting of creditors at the courthouse. You may also have to pay for a credit report for your attorney (although they may be able to help you with the credit report).

You can estimate the cost of transportation to one of the bankruptcy courts below:

Northern District

  • 911 Jackson Avenue
    Oxford, MS 38655
  • 203 Gilmore Dr
    Amory, MS 38821
  • 305 Main Street
    Greenville, MS 38701
  • 911 Jackson Avenue East
    Oxford, MS 38655

Southern

  • 501 E. Court Street
    Suite 2.500
    Jackson, MS 39201
  • 701 North Main Street, Suite 200
    Hattiesburg, MS 39401
  • 2012 15th Street, Suite 403
    Gulfport, MS 39501
  • 109 South Pearl Street, 2nd Floor
    Natchez, MS 39120