Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase

The Judicial Conference has announced that bankruptcy filing fees will increase for news cases filed on or after June 1, 2014. Most relevant to my clients will be Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 fees each going up by $29, but Chapter 11 fees will go up by a whopping $504.

The new bankruptcy filing fees will be:

  • Chapter 7 filing fees will increase from $306 to $335
  • Chapter 13 filing fees will increase from $281 to $310
  • Chapter 11 filing fees will increase from to $1,213 to $1,717
  • Adversary proceeding filing fees will increase from $293 to $350 (but will still be waived if the debtor is the plaintiff).

Chapter 12 fees will be $275 (up from $246), and Chapter 9 and 15 fees will be $1,717 (up from $1,213), just like Chapter 11.

If you’re preparing to file a bankruptcy case and are waiting until June for a specific reason, then a $29 increase probably won’t make that big a difference. ┬áBut if not, this increase may give you another reason not to delay.

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