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Fee Schedule changes, effective December 1, 2014

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Fee Schedule changes, effective December 1, 2013

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Fee Schedule changes (effective on November 1, 2011)


Fee Schedule changes, effective December 18, 2008

The Fee Schedule has been updated to reflect the October 1, 2008 fee updates on the Division of Joint Case at Request of Debtor fees.

 

Fee Schedule changes (effective January 1, 2007)

The latest fee increases involve appeals, conversions, reopenings and division of a joint case at the request of the debtor. New case filing fees remain unchanged.

Described below is a partial summary of the fee changes.

     
Conversion Fees    
     
  • Chapter 13 to Chapter 7 has increased to $25.
  • See the Fee Schedule for fees related to cases converted from a Chapter 12.
  • No fee will be charged for cases converted sua sponte.

Case Reopening Fees and Split Case Fees

     
  • Chapter 7: $260
  • Chapter 13: $235
  • In addition, exemptions to payment of the Case Reopening Fee have been narrowed considerably. Only motions to reopen a case to file a § 523 adversary complaint to determine dischargeability of a debt under Rule 4007(b) or to seek action against a creditor violating the terms of the discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 524 are exempt from the reopening fee.

Appeal Filing

     
  • New Fee: Request for Authority to file a Direct Appeal or Cross Appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (including the Appellate Docket Fee): $255
    If authorized, an additional fee of $200 becomes due.
 


Current Fee Schedule (as of December 1, 2014)

Previous Fee Changes (effective April 9, 2006)

Chapter 7: Fee increase from $220 to $245

     
  • Total fees due at filing: $299
    $220
    $245 filing fee, $39 administrative fee, $15 trustee surcharge

Chapter 13: Fee increase from $150 to $235

     
  • Total fees due at filing: $274
    $150 $235 filing fee, $39 administrative fee

Chapter 11

     

It appears that Congress intended to increase Chapter 11 filing fees as well, from $1,000 to $2,750, which would raise the total fees due at filing to $2,789. However, there is a drafting error in the bill which incorrectly references the statutory subsection prescribing the Chapter 9 fee, rather than the Chapter 11 fee. Thus at this time the Chapter 11 fee is unaltered. We will keep you apprised of Congress' actions to address this drafting error.

Conversion Fees

  • For a Case commenced under Chapter 7and converted to Chapter 11 at the Request of the Debtor [28 U.S.C. §1930(a)]
 

$780
$ 755*

  • For a Case commenced under Chapter 13 and converted to Chapter 11 at the Request of the Debtor [28 U.S.C. §1930(a)]
 
$850
$ 765*
*Only one fee payable for joint petition by husband and wife
 

Previous Fee Changes (effective October 17, 2005)

Filing Fees

  • Chapter 7 Case ($155 $220 filing fee, $39 administrative fee, $15 trustee surcharge)
 
$ 274*
  • Involuntary Chapter 7 Case ($155 $220 filing fee, $39 administrative fee, $15 trustee surcharge)
 
$ 274*
  • Chapter 13 Case ($155 $150 filing fee, $39 administrative fee)
 
$ 189*
  • Chapter 9 Case ($800 $1000 filing fee, $39 administrative fee)
 
$ 1039*
  • Chapter 11 Case ($800 $1000 filing fee, $39 administrative fee)
 
$ 1039*
  • Chapter 11 Case involving railroad ($1000 filing fee, $39 administrative fee)
 
$1039
  • Chapter 15 Case ($1000 filing fee, $39 administrative fee)
 
$1039
  • Ancillary Petition to a Foreign Proceeding ($800 filing fee, $39 administrative fee)
 
$ 839
*Only one fee payable for joint petition by husband and wife
 

Conversion Fees

  • For a Case commenced under Chapter 7 and 13 and converted to Chapter 11 at the Request of the Debtor [28 U.S.C. §1930(a)]
 
$ 780*
  • For a Case commenced under Chapter 13 and converted to Chapter 11 at the Request of the Debtor [28 U.S.C. §1930(a)]
 
$ 850*
*Only one fee payable for joint petition by husband and wife
 

Case Reopening Fees: Code Cases (excluding actions related to the debtor's discharge)

  • Chapter 7 or 13 Case
 
$ 220*
  • Chapter 13 Case
 
$150*
  • Chapter 11 Case
 
$1000*
  • Chapter 11 Case involving railroad
 
$1000
 
*Only one fee payable for joint petition by husband and wife
 

Division of Joint Case at Request of Debtor Fees

  • Chapter 7 or 13 Case
 
$ 220
  • Chapter 13 Case
 
$150
  • Chapter 11 Case
 
$1000
 


Previous Fee Change: Adversary Filing Increased (effective September 20, 2005)

  • Effective Tuesday, September 20, 2005, the filing fee for an Adversary case
    increased from $150 to $250.
 
Last revised: 1 December 2014
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