Fee Changes - Effective December 1

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Judicial Conference recently approved several changes to the federal court miscellaneous fee schedules. A new fee was established of $176 to file a Motion to Sell Property of the Estate Free and Clear of Liens under 11 U.S.C. §363(f). Motions filed under this statute provide asset purchasers and sellers in bankruptcy cases with substantial benefits, and impose significant burdens on the courts to resolve them.The records retrieval fee was increased from $53 to $64 for the first box requested from a Federal Records Center and a new fee of $39 was created for each additional box requested. These fees represent an effort to recoup some of the rising shipping and processing costs for handling those paper records