Increased Bankruptcy Filing Fees, Effective June 1, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Judicial Conference of the United States approved two amendments to the Miscellaneous Fee Schedule at its March 2014 session. One amendment increases the adversary filing fee in bankruptcy proceedings from $293 to $350. The other amendment increases the administrative fee assessed at the filing of a bankruptcy case to $75 for Chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases and $550 for Chapter 9, 11, and 15 cases. This amendment increases the overall cost of filing under: (1) Chapter 7 from $306 to $335; (2) Chapter 12 from $246 to $275; (3) Chapter 13 from $281 to $310; and (4) Chapters 9, 11, and 15 from $1,213 to $1,717. The Conference also approved applying the new administrative fees to "divided" cases where a "joint" bankruptcy case is later divided into two cases. The amended fee schedule will require the payment of a second fee when the case is divided. A redline version of the revised fee schedule incorporating the changes can be accessed by clicking here.