News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Tue, 05/21/2013

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts is participating in the OTCNET check capture program. Please be advised checks received by the court are subject to being electronically processed.

Wed, 05/01/2013

The Chapter 13 Trustees have begun accepting plan payments electronically through TFS Bill Pay. For more information visit Click on the orange button labeled “Sign Up today.”...

Mon, 04/01/2013

Starting May 1, 2013 the Court will be required to collect a new fee in the amount of $25.00 for each Notice of Transfer of Claim filed with the Court.

In preparation for this new fee, all Limited Access Filers registered with the U.S....

Fri, 03/22/2013

On April 1, 2013, automatic adjustments to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and one provision in Title 28 of the United States Code will become effective. The amended dollar amounts will apply to cases filed...

Mon, 02/11/2013
RSS Feeds are now available to attorneys and the public here: (Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a type of...
Wed, 01/09/2013

Installment payments may now be made through Court’s CM/ECF system for cases in which an Order Approving Payment of Filing Fee in Installments has been entered. Attorneys may now pay the debtor’s petition installment payments using an...

Wed, 01/09/2013

Effective December 21, 2012, the Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor event in CM/ECF has changed. The event now prompts the filer to enter the following information:

  • Enter the Amount Paid in Attorney Compensation...
Tue, 11/20/2012

Effective November 21, 2012 the following fee increases take effect:

  • Chapter 9 filing fee $1,213.00
  • Chapter 11 filing fee $1,213.00
  • Chapter 15 filing fee $1,213.00
  • Case conversion from Chapter 7...
Thu, 11/08/2012

Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rule 13-19(f) regarding the chapter 13 trustee fee has been amended.  Click here for the Standing Orders.

Wed, 10/17/2012

This month, the Judiciary’s Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) contractor will begin accepting, processing and securely disposing of notices that would otherwise be returned to the bankruptcy courts by the United States Postal Service (USPS...