The Judicial Conference has approved an amendment to raise the administrative fees for the filing of all new bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings as of June 1, 2014. Also, the fee increase impacts the administrative fees for the division of a joint case at request of the debtor. The fee increases are noted on the revised court fee schedule.
The Court also has modified the payment schedule for filing fee installments to reduce the burden slightly with this fee increase, as well as to adjust the schedule to increments that will keep the debtor's discharge (if eligible) on schedule. For parties that submit an application to pay filing fees in installments, the current two fee installment payment schedule will now be increased to three fee installments for cases filed on or after June 1, 2014. The instructions and modified fee installment schedule are noted on the following revised form CSD 1006 – Application to Pay Filing Fees in Installments. Please use the revised form when filing a case with filing-fee installments.