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Get a Fresh Start by Filing for Bankruptcy

Your Future is Safe with Hensel Law Office, PLLC

If you are one of the countless people in our community who are struggling with a large burden of debt, you can turn to Hensel Law Office, PLLC for help. I provide counsel and representation to individuals like yourself on all matters related to bankruptcy, from exploring it as an option to filing and moving into life after the discharge of debts.

I will not delegate your case to another attorney or a team of paralegals because I believe in providing personalized service to each and every one of my clients. You no longer have to live with the difficulty of growing debt; with the help of my firm, you may be able to achieve a fresh start.

Find Out What Sets My Firm Apart from the Rest

When you have questions about bankruptcy, it is highly recommended that you come to Hensel Law Office, PLLC for a free initial consultation. Once my firm has the chance to review the facts of your case, we can help you to determine whether or not bankruptcy is right for you and/or walk you through some alternative debt relief options. I serve clients from all over Madison Heights, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Clinton Township and Warren.

How Much Does It Cost To File Bankruptcy?

The cost of filing for bankruptcy in Michigan can vary based on several factors, including the type of bankruptcy you are filing (Chapter 7 or Chapter 13) and the specific fees associated with your bankruptcy court district.

Here are the main components that contribute to the cost of filing bankruptcy in Michigan:

  • Court Filing Fees: Effective December 1, 2020, the filing fees for Chapter 7 is $338.00 and for Chapter 13 is $313. You must pay these fees to the bankruptcy court when you file your petition. Visit the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Michigan for more details.
  • Credit Counseling and Debtor Education Courses: Before filing for bankruptcy, you are required to complete a credit counseling course and a debtor education course through approved agencies. The cost of these courses range from $20 to $50 per course.
  • Attorney Fees: Although working with an attorney is not required, it is recommended to work with an experienced Michigan bankruptcy lawyer who help guide you based on your unique circumstances. Attorney fees can vary depending on the complexity of your case, the attorney's experience, and the region in Michigan where you reside. Be sure to discuss the structure of your fees or payment options when talking to your attorney during your initial consultation.
At Hensel Law Office, PLLC, we offer an initial consultation at no cost to you. We can discuss your financial situation and our skilled attorneys can answer any questions you may have about filing bankruptcy in Michigan. We can provide personalized guidance and help you understand what costs will be involved. Reach out to us today to make an appointment and take the first step toward a fresh financial start.

If you would like to learn more about the process, I encourage you to check out the following pages:

Get in touch with my firm if you or someone you love is struggling with debt in Michigan.

Client Testimonials

  • Tom was the most professional.

    “I researched 3 attorneys before signing with the Hensel Law Office for my bankruptcy proceedings. Tom was the most professional and he explained all of my questions without trying to make a quick buck on me. I would recommend Hensel Law Office to my friends or family going through a similar difficult situation.”

    Jerry

  • I greatly appreciate your time and effort.

    “It was a great pleasure and relief working with you through that tough time. I greatly appreciate your time and effort on our case. I will gladly and confidently recommend you to anyone I know facing a tough financial time requiring your expertise.”

    Jay

  • He is respectful and down to earth with his approach to very complicated legal matters.

    “Hensel Law Office has helped me during a very difficult time in my life. Tom has done a wonderful job with my Chapter 13 case. He always kept in touch with me and explained everything in terms I could understand. I would highly recommend Mr. Hensel to anyone who is facing any bankruptcy filing. He is respectful and down to earth with his approach to very complicated legal matters.”

    Sandra

  • Sincerest thanks for all of your help in affording me what I consider a real "fresh start."

    “I wanted to give you my sincerest thanks for all of your help in affording me what I consider a real "fresh start". My divorce was unfortunate but definitely a needed change for the better. However, the financial side of things still seemed to keep that past linked, which makes this an enormous weight lifted. I just can't believe the impact it's made on my outlook with...everything.I will be sure to keep your business cards handy to distribute along with highly favorable words of recommendation should the needs arise.Thank you again for your time and professional guidance.”

    Michelle

  • We couldn't have gotten through this difficult process without Tom.

    “We couldn't have gotten through this difficult process without Tom. We evaluated a number of bankruptcy attorneys and found Tom to be the most knowledgeable and compassionate. He takes the time to explain all aspects of the process and answers your questions thoroughly and promptly both in person and via email. He knows the law and ensures that you receive the best treatment possible depending on your particular situation.”

    T & J