Bankruptcy Petition Preparer (BPP) is an individual who is not an attorney or company which is not under an attorney’s supervision. A BPP prepares the documents as instructed by you. You may be required to fill out an extensive questionnaire and provide confidential information.
Therefore, you must ensure the Bankruptcy Petition Preparer is trustworthy, complies with the Bankruptcy Code and abides by the legal guidelines to ensure he or she is not performing unauthorized practice of law.
The fee most Bankruptcy Districts allow a Bankruptcy Petition Preparer to charged should be a fee that is at or below the reasonable fee approved by the Courts. In the Middle District of Florida, the fee range should be around $150 for Chapter 7 and $175 for Chapter 13.
Of course, the fee may be less under some circumstances or pro bono. For the most part, a single debtor fee should be no more than $200 unless a person has 25 or more creditors. Ethically, a BPP should char