You’ve got a few options. Just remember that if you are late, your case gets dismissed!
When you file bankruptcy, you are required to pay a filing fee to the court (generally $310 for a chapter 13 or $335 for a chapter 7). Some people pay it up front, but most people make those payments in installments to the court after filing. Here is the court website dealing with filing fees: https://www.utb.uscourts.gov/filing-without-attorney/filing-fees
So let’s say that you filed a chapter 7 today, you could pay the court filing fee as follows:
$100 in 2 weeks
$100 in 4 weeks
$135 in 8 weeks.
The big problem arises when people actually try to make the payment. Here are the payment options that they will accept:
cash, and U. S. Postal Service money orders, cashier
Three .22s you use to take the scouts out shooting, 3 shotguns because you really like having a sore shoulder on weekends, or even 3 Barrett 50 caliber sniper rifles (even though I’d wonder what kind of varmits you were hunting with those!).
i met with a client today who had retained a different attorney for his Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. That attorney doesn’t handle many bankruptcies, and he told the client that he could protect one of each type of gun (shotgun, pistol, rifle). The client had 2 shotguns and a handgun, and the attorney directed him to sell off on of the shotguns or risk losing it. The attorney was wrong.
The law states “any three of the following….” “Any” is a pretty broad word.