Fee increases effective Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012


As you may be aware, the Temporary Bankruptcy Judgeships Extension Act of 2012 (Pub. L. No. 112-121) was signed into law by the President on May 25, 2012.  This law includes a provision that increases the fee for filing a bankruptcy case under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.  This fee increase will take effect on November 21, 2012 (180 days from date of enactment). 

Changes will be as follows:

A.  New Chapter 9, 11, and 15 filing fees will increase to a total of $1213.  

B.  Motions to Reopen Chapters 9, 11, and 15 case fees will increase to $1,167.

C.  Motions to Deconsolidate (Chapter 11 only) will increase to $1,213.

D.  Motions to Convert Chapter 7 cases to Chapter 11 cases will increase to $922.

E.   Motions to Convert Chapter 13 cases to Chapter 11 cases will increase to $932.

On November 21, 2012, an updated fee schedule will be posted on our webpage at www.neb.uscourts.gov/court-fees.  If you have any questions regarding the new fee changes, please contact us at (402) 661-7444.