At the time of filing, you’ll need either: (1) a fee waiver application, (2) an application to pay the filing fee in installments and the first installment, or (3) the full filing fee of $338. Your case will be dismissed immediately if none of the three are provided.
If you’re eligible for a fee waiver...
...Upsolve includes the fee waiver application in your forms. Fee waivers are granted by the court and not Upsolve. The court has full discretion over whether a fee waiver will be granted but they normally follow the income guidelines. If your fee waiver is denied, the court will provide you with payment instructions. Pay attention to your mail or docket to see your fee waiver decision. Some people get their case dismissed because they weren’t aware their fee waiver was denied and missed payments.
If you’re paying the full $338 filing fee...
...you will need to pay the full amount at filing. Courts do not accept cash. Check with your local court to see what payment options they offer.
If you’re paying in installments...
...make sure to have your first installment payment ready at filing. You should bring at least $40 to file. Each court has their own minimum payment. Be sure to double-check what the minimum payment is in your district.
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