Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm a Bankruptcy litigation attorney. Thanks for your question.
In most courts, the bankruptcy petition
and forms that you filed for your Chapter 13 case become a part of your converted Chapter 7 case. However, you may have to amend some of the forms to list any debts you incurred after filing your Chapter 13 case. Also, you’ll have to file another form, the Statement of Intention and possibly a few additional forms.
A few courts require you to file a new set of schedules, even if nothing has changed. If that's the case, your expense to convert would be higher - - it just depends on the court as to whether or not you'd have to do that.
Thus, if the particular court you're in requires new schedules to be, the full fee may be reasonable. However if the 13 schedules can be used, then you'd probably be looking at a much less expensive fee because most of the work has been done - - thus, a fee of approximately half of the regular expense is likely. HOWEVER, the fee is up to the attorney as there's no requirement that the lawyer give a discount or do the chapter 7 for a reduced amount.