PAYMENT OF CHAPTER 7 ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 503, and consistent with Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2002(a)(6), a chapter 7 trustee may move the court for an order authorizing the trustee to pay an administrative expense not exceeding $1,000 to any one entity or person by serving the motion on the debtor, debtor’s counsel, the U.S. Trustee and any other party requesting notice in the bankruptcy case. The trustee shall account for the payment of such fees and expenditures in the trustee’s Final Report. Where the motion was not served on all creditors and parties in interest, creditors and parties in interest may file an objection to allowance of the administrative expense on or before the deadline to object to the trustee’s Final Report.
Advisory Committee Notes:
In the interest of minimizing delay and additional administrative expenses to the bankruptcy estate, LBR 2002.6 was added to address the extent of the “notice and a hearing” requirement set forth in 11 U.S.C. § 503(b) when the trustee seeks payment of modest administrative expenses from estate funds.