News & Announcements: November, 2013

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Mon, 11/18/2013
Forms of Payment Accepted by Court

Effective January 1, 2014, the court will no longer accept payment in the form of a check. Filing fees, copy fees, and requests for certification of documents must be paid by credit or debit card, cashier’s check, or money order. Additional information is available here.

Fri, 11/08/2013
New Motion Fee Effective December 1, 2013

The Judicial Conference of the United States approved several changes to the Miscellaneous Fee Schedule

at its September 2013 session. One change is the new fee of $176 for the filing of motions for the sale of property free and clear of liens under 11 U.S.C. § 363(f). Motions filed under this statute provide asset purchasers and sellers in bankruptcy cases with substantial benefits, and impose significant burdens on the courts to resolve them. A redline version of the Miscellaneous Fee Schedule can be accessed by clicking here.

Fri, 11/08/2013
National Form Changes Effective December 1, 2013

Changes to 12 national forms will take effect December 1, 2013: B 3A - Application for Installments,

B 3B - Application for Waiver, B 6I - Schedule I, B 6J - Schedule J, B 6 - Summary (Summary of Schedules), B 23 - Debtor’s Certification of Completion of Instructional Course Concerning Personal Financial Management, B 27 - Reaffirmation Cover Sheet, B 200 - Required Lists, Statements, Schedules and Fees, B 254 - Subpoena for Rule 2004 Examination, B 255 - Subpoena to Appear and Testify at a Hearing or Trial in a Bankruptcy Case (or Adversary Proceeding), B 256 - Subpoena to Testify at Deposition in a Bankruptcy Case (or Adversary Proceeding), and B 257 - Subpoena to Produce Documents, Information, or Objects or To Permit Inspection in a Bankruptcy Case (or Adversary Proceeding). The new forms can be found at: http://www.uscourts.gov/FormsAndFees/Forms/BankruptcyForms/BankruptcyFormsPendingChanges.aspx.