As discussed in my previous blog post, in order to file for bankruptcy, you must provide the court a basic filing fee. In certain cases, you can even waive the bankruptcy filing fee. This entails completing an application and filing it with the court. The bankruptcy judge will then decide whether the fee will be waived.
The judge, however, cannot waive your filing fee if your income is greater than 150% of the federal poverty line. Therefore, please be aware that the waiver of the filing fee is only for those who have very low income. Read more about how to apply for this waiver.