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Bankruptcy Fee increases effective June 1, 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014

At its March 2014 session, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved two amendments to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule, which will go into effect on June 1, 2014. The amendments are as follows: First, the Judicial Conference approved an increase to the adversary filing fee in bankruptcy cases. The new fee will be equivalent to the filing fee for civil cases in the district courts, $350, an increase of $57 from the current bankruptcy adversary filing fee of $293. Second, the Conference approved increases to the administrative fee (currently $47) assessed at the filing of every bankruptcy case. As revised, separate administrative fees will apply to cases filed under the six different chapters of the Bankruptcy Code: a $75 fee for Chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases, and a $550 fee for Chapter 9, 11, and 15 cases. This increase in the administrative fee portion of filing fees will cause a corresponding rise in the overall fee due when a bankruptcy case is filed and when an existing joint case is divided. Attached below is a convenient chart setting forth the fees which will be due effective for all cases filed on and after June 1, 2014.
Fee Changes