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Adversary Proceedings Filing Requirements

An Adversary Proceeding is a lawsuit arising in or related to a bankruptcy case.  It is commenced by filing a complaint with the Court.

Required Documents:

Number of Copies:


Adversary Cover Sheet

$350 Filing fee unless plaintiff is:

  • Trustee (in all chapters)
  • Chapter 7, 12, or 13 debtor
  • Chapter 11 debtor who does not have a confirmed plan



Paper filer: Original.  Filer/Plantiff must serve copies on defendant(s)


Pursuant to Rule 7004(e), the Summons, Complaint, and Preliminary Pretrial Order must be served within 7 days from the date the Summons is issued.  Proof of Service is required to be filed with the Court.