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Can I pay my filing fee in installments?

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Yes. Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 1006 allows the debtor the right to apply for permission to pay the filing fee in installments. The debtor must sign an application stating that he/she is unable to pay the filing fee except in installments. The application (Official Form 3) must state the proposed terms of the installment payments. The entire filing fee must be paid within 120 days of the filing of the petition in not more than four installment payments.