Posted: November 26, 2013

Changes to National Rules, Forms and Fees Effective 12/01/2013

The Judicial Conference has approved fee increases, forms changes and changes to the national rules for the courts effective December 1, 2013.

For additional information regarding changes to the national rules, fees and forms, please review the video provided by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Oklahoma.

Rules

Absent action by Congress, amendments to the following Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure will become effective December 1, 2013.

  • Rule 1007(b)(7)
  • Rule 4004(c)(1)
  • Rule 5009(b)
  • Rule 9006(d)
  • Rule 9013
  • Rule 9014

Click here for the amendments and background materials.

Civil rules regarding discovery sanctions (Rule 37) and subpoenas (Rule 45) also are being amended - these rules are applicable in bankruptcy cases and proceedings under Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 7037 and 9016.

Click here for the amendments and background materials.

Forms

The following changes have been adopted by the Judicial Conference of the United States to be effective December 1, 2013.

  • B 3A – Application for Individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments
  • B 3B – Application to Have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived
  • B 6I – Schedule I - Your Income
  • B 6J – Schedule J - Your Expenses
  • B 6 – Summary of Schedules
  • B 23 – Debtor's Certification of Completion of Instructional Course Concerning Financial Management
  • B 27 – Reaffirmation Agreement Cover Sheet
  • B 200 – Required Lists, Statements, Schedules, and Fees
  • B 254 – Subpoena for Rule 2004 Examination
  • B 255 – Subpoena to Appear and Testify at a Hearing or Trial in a Bankruptcy Case or Adversary Proceeding
  • B 256 – Subpoena to Testify at a Deposition in a Bankruptcy Case or Adversary Proceeding
  • B 257 – Subpoena to Produce Documents, Information, or Objects or to Permit Inspection in a Bankruptcy Case or Adversary Proceeding

Click here for the amended forms with instructions and committee notes.

Fees

The following changes have been adopted by the Judicial Conference of the United States to be effective December 1, 2013. For a listing of all court fees (new and unchanged), visit the Court Fees page.

Changes to Court Fees List, effective December 1, 2013
Document Type Prior Fee New Fee
Miscellaneous
Retrieval of one box of records from Federal Records Center, National Archives, or other storage location removed from the place of business of the court $53.00 $64.00
($39.00/each additional box)
Motion to Sell Free and Clear of Liens - NEW $176.00
Payment returned or denied for insufficient funds $53.00 $53.00
(now includes payments other than checks)