2020 Best Invention

📢 Bankruptcy Court Filing Fees Increase on 12/1/2020 📢

1 minute readUpsolve is a nonprofit tool that helps you file bankruptcy for free. Think TurboTax for bankruptcy. Get free education, customer support, and community. Featured in Forbes 4x and funded by institutions like Harvard University so we'll never ask you for a credit card. Explore our free tool


In a Nutshell

As of December 1, 2020, the United States Bankruptcy Courts are increasing certain court filing fees.

Written by Your Upsolve Team.  
Updated December 14, 2020


As of December 1, 2020, the United States Bankruptcy Courts are increasing certain court filing fees, including the Chapter 7 filing fee. 

If your case is filed before 12/1, the old filing fee amount remains in effect. 

Keep in mind that “filed” in this context means the day your petition was  “received and processed by the court” and not “the day you mailed it out” or the “day you signed the forms.”  

📢 If your case is filed on or after 12/1, you’ll be required to pay the new (increased) amount. So, be sure to keep an eye on the calendar. You don’t want to end up getting a deficiency (or worse, an order dismissing your case) because you’re $3 short on your filing fee. 

The court filing fee for amendments to creditor schedules (i.e. to add a creditor) is also going up. As with the petition, if you file an amendment to your Schedules D or E/F on or after 12/1, you 'll be required to pay the higher amount. 

Here is what the new amounts look like: 

Filing Fee forFiled by 11/30/2020Filed on or after 12/1/2020
Chapter 7 petition$335$338
Adding a creditor $31$32
Person walking towards bankruptcy court with bankruptcy forms in hand.
Heading to Court!



It's easy to get help

Choose one of the options below to get assistance with your bankruptcy:

Free Web App

Take our screener or read our bankruptcy F.A.Q. to see if Upsolve is right for you.

Take Screener
6,820 families have filed with Upsolve! ☆
or

Private Attorney

Get a free bankruptcy evaluation from an independent law firm.

Find Attorney

Bankruptcy Learning Center

Research and understand your options with our articles and guides.

Go to Learning Center →

Already an Upsolve user?

Read Support Articles →

News

    + Show Articles

    Upsolve is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that started in 2016. Our mission is to help low-income families who cannot afford lawyers file bankruptcy for free, using an online web app. Spun out of Harvard Law School, our team includes lawyers, engineers, and judges. We have world-class funders that include the U.S. government, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and leading foundations. It's one of the greatest civil rights injustices of our time that low-income families can’t access their basic rights when they can’t afford to pay for help. Combining direct services and advocacy, we’re fighting this injustice.

    To learn more, read why we started Upsolve in 2016, our reviews from past users, and our press coverage from places like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

    Close

    Considering Bankruptcy?

    Try our 100% free tool that thousands of low-income families across the country have used to file bankruptcy themselves. We are funded by Harvard University, will never ask you for a credit card, and you can stop at any time.

    File Bankruptcy for Free