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Fees for hiring a bankruptcy lawyer to assist in filing the necessary petition and documentation for a bankruptcy proceeding can vary, sometimes only a flat fee is charged. Be sure when hiring a bankruptcy lawyer or bankruptcy law firm, that you interview this professional, as you would anyone else you would want to work for you. Getting referrals from your local bar association or even online legal matching services is a good idea. Be sure that you know what all their fee does include. Be sure you know whether their fee includes any disputes that might arise with the appointed trustee, any matters involving avoiding liens or assisting with matters that cannot be discharged under the bankruptcy action.