Attorneys may choose to open either a personal or business credit card to be used for filing fees.

The following are some suggestions from members of the bar on using credit cards for the payment of filing fees:

Obtain a sufficient credit limit on the card. Communicate with the credit card company and tell the company what you're doing and how you will be using the credit card. Most credit card companies are willing to work with you on obtaining a higher limit for this usage.

Obtain a credit card that you can track your balance/limit over the Internet.

For bookkeeping purposes, use the card solely for court costs. Since filing fees have to be paid through trust accounts, having all filing fees paid through this credit card, one check can be cut from the trust account to pay for all filing fees for the month.

Establish credit card through a bank that you deal with regularly.