It depends on the type of bankruptcy and the reasons you are using bankruptcy. Chapter 7 11, or 13? the costs between the three vary widely.
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The question how to file for bankruptcy in NY is too broad for anyone to answer here. There is simply too much information to try to cram even into a seminar, never mind a written out answer. Cost depends on what type of bankrutpcy and how much is involved? Chapter 7, just generally speaking average lawyer would probably charge about $1,500, could be more if there some issues in the case or less. Chapter 13, generally, $3,600, although portion of fees can be covered through the chapter 13 payment plan. You also have different court fees, depending on the chapter. Chapter 7 is $306 currently. Chapter 13 is $281. Here's a link to the New York Bankruptcy court website that may offer you some insight. http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov/bankruptcy-information
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You ask a great question, but as we say "loaded question". How to file bankruptcy can be explained by a competent bankruptcy lawyer. How much it costs, depends on how much work is involved. Best to you! Cases usually start at about $1,899 plus costs.
It depends upon what Chapter your are filing and the complexity of your case. As for eligibility, there are certain criteria that you must meet to qualify for a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.