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Bankruptcy Filing Fees Raised June 1, 2014

The cost of filing bankruptcy has gone up again. Effective June 1, 2014, the cost of filing a chapter 7 bankruptcy case rose from $306 to $335, and the chapter 13 fee goes from $281 to $310.

Bankruptcy filing fees are split among various parties within the bankruptcy system. For example, chapter 7 trustees receive $60 from the filing fee. The $29 increase in filing fees is allocated to the administrative fee portion of the filing fee; it goes to the United States Courts. Trustee get no raise.

The filing fee for an adversary proceeding (a federal lawsuit filed inside a bankruptcy case) raises from $293 to $350. The official schedule of the changes in the fee is available online at the website for the United States Courts.

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