New Chapter 7 Installment Fee Procedure Starting January 1, 2011

Starting January 1, 2011, the Eastern District bankruptcy judges will be using a new procedure for Chapter 7 debtors who pay their filing fees in installments.  The new installment fee order, which all four judges will use, will require the debtor to make an initial payment of at least $100 within thirty (30) days of the petition date, a second payment of at least $100 within sixty (60) days of the petition date, and the balance within ninety (90) days of the petition date.  If the clerk does not receive any one of these installment payments by the deadline specified, the court will dismiss the case.