The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin will be closed on Thursday, December 25th and Friday, December 26th, 2014, in observance of Christmas Day.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin will be closed on Thursday, January 1st, and Friday, January 2, 2015, in observance of New Year's Day.
Fee Changes Effective November 21, 2012

     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. For Chapter 11 cases filed on or after that date, the statutory filing fee will increase to $1,167. The total fee for filing a Chapter 11 case will increase to $1,213 (statutory fee of $1,167 plus the administrative fee of $46). 

     The Judicial Conference recently approved a recommendation to increase three miscellaneous fees that are derived from the Chapter 11 filing fee:, to correspond with an increase in the Chapter 11 filing fee under the Temporary Bankruptcy Judgeships Extension Act of 2012 (Pub.L.No.112‐121):

$ the fee for splitting a joint Chapter 11 case( Item 18 of the Fee Schedule)
$ the fee for reopening a Chapter 11 case (Item 11 of the Fee Schedule) and
$ the fee for filing a Chapter 15 case (Item 15 of the Fee Schedule).

     The new amount for each of these fees will be $1,167, and these fee increases will also take effect on November 21, 2012.

     In addition, the fee for filing a Chapter 9 case will increase because under 28 U.S.C.§1930(a)(2), the Chapter 9 filing fee is "equal to the fee specified in paragraph (3) for filing a case under Chapter 11 of Title 11." (Paragraph 3 is the Chapter 11 filing fee). Therefore, the fee for filing a Chapter 9 will increase to $1,167. The total fee for filing a Chapter 9 case will increase to $1,213 (statutory fee of $1,167 plus the administrative fee of $46).

     The fees for converting a Chapter 7 and a Chapter 13 to a Chapter 11 will also increase. 28 U.S.C. §1930(a) states that “for converting, on the request of the debtor, a case under Chapter 7, or 13 of Title 11, to a case under Chapter 11 of title 11, the debtor shall pay to the clerk …a fee of the amount equal to the difference between” the fee for filing a Chapter 11 and the fee for filing either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Because the statutory fee for filing a Chapter 11 is increasing to $1,167, the fee for converting a Chapter 7 (statutory fee of $245) to a Chapter 11 will increase to $922. The fee for converting a Chapter 13 (statutory fee of $235) to a Chapter 11 will increase to $932.