The court fees for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing are $335. On filing the petition, the Bankruptcy Trustee may charge a fee of $15 to $20. If you are not in a position to pay the filing fees at once, the court can be requested to accept the payment of fees in installments. Holmquist & Dickerson are cheap bankruptcy lawyers in MD who offer services with legal fees as low as $525 to file the petition. So only a payment of $525 + $335 is required for filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy petition.