Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Basics

Although each state has laws governing state exemptions in bankruptcy, bankruptcy is primarily governed by Title 11 of the U.S. Code. Chapter 7 is a liquidation bankruptcy (as opposed to a reorganization). In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the bankruptcy trustee can sell the debtor’s non-exempt property in order to help pay their creditors. Chapter 7 is the most common kind of bankruptcy filed by individuals.

Cost to file chapter 7 in Georgia

The chapter 7 filing fees in Georgia are $338, but that doesn’t tell the whole story of the real cost to file bankruptcy. Bankruptcy lawyers usually charge between $1,000 and $2,000 to file a chapter 7 case, in addition to the filing fee.

Bankruptcy Court Locations in Georgia

There are three districts of bankruptcy courts in Georgia: Northern, Middle and Southern.

Northern District of Georgia

Atlanta: Richard B. Russell Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 75 Ted Turner Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Phone: (404) 215-1000

Gainesville: United States Courthouse, 121 Spring Street SE, Gainesville, GA 30501. Phone: (678) 450-2700

Newnan: Lewis R. Morgan Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 18 Greenville Street, Newnan, GA 30263. Phone: (678) 423-3000

Rome: United States Courthouse, 600 East First Street, Rome, GA 30161. Phone: (706) 378-4000

Middle District of Georgia

Macon: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Georgia, 433 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201. Phone: 478-752-3506

Columbus: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Georgia, 901 Front Avenue, One Arsenal Place, Columbus, GA 31902. Phone: 706-649-7837

Southern District of Georgia

Augusta: Augusta Courthouse, 600 James Brown Blvd., Augusta, GA 30901. Phone: 706-823-6000

Brunswick: Brunswick Courthouse, 801 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. Phone: 912-280-1376

Savannah: Savannah Courthouse, 125 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401. Phone: 912-650-4100

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