There might be a few bankruptcy practitioners, who have clients that signed up with them earlier this year and paid some of the retainer but then disappeared only to show up sometime in June, 2014. Well to their surprise and to some attorneys who may have not been aware, as of June 1, 2014 the bankruptcy filing fees have increased which means their clients need to count a few more pennies.
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. Here is the breakdown of the fee increase by Chapter:
- Chapter 7 from $306.00 to $335.00
- Chapter 12 from $246.00 to $275.00
- Chapter 13 from $281.00 to $310.00
- Chapters 9, 11 and 15 from $1,213.00 to $1,717.00
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