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Filing for bankruptcy will become more expensive June 1.

Two amendments to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule were approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States in March. The amendments established a higher filing fee and administrative fees which are set to go into effect at the start of next month.

Filing a complaint will cost $350 under the new fee schedule, up $57 from the current $293.

The administrative fees assessed at filing will increase from the $46 charged presently to different levels depending on the type of bankruptcy filed. Petitions filed under Chapters 7, 12 and 13 will carry a fee of $75. Petitions filed under Chapters 9, 11 and 15 will charge a fee of $550.

Finally, the Judicial Conference approved a new administrative fee structure for divided bankruptcy cases. Married couples who divide the bankruptcy filing into two separate bankruptcy cases will be charged the appropriate administrative fee for each case.   

The new bankruptcy fee schedule is available here.


 

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  1. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  2. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  3. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

  4. The fee increase would be livable except for the 11% increase in spending at the Disciplinary Commission. The Commission should be focused on true public harm rather than going on witch hunts against lawyers who dare to criticize judges.

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