Scottish Football League chiefs will meet with Dunfermline administrators before starting disciplinary proceedings against the club on Thursday.
The First Division club were placed in interim administration last week after being issued with a winding-up order by HM Revenue and Customs over £134,000 owed in unpaid taxes.
Former Dunfermline manager Jim Leishman revealed earlier this week that strategy group Pars United has pledged £100,000 to help keep the club afloat, but they are believed to have further debts of over £8m.
The SFL are expected to impose a points deduction on the ailing club, although administrator Bryan Jackson admits he could struggle to keep Dunfermline in business if the penalty is too harsh.
SFL chief executive David Longmuir said: "I will be meeting Bryan to discuss the plans that he has and how he sees the future of Dunfermline. That actually is the most important issue facing the league.
"We need to be able to manage that situation, as we have managed all the other unfortunate insolvency issues we have had. I will be meeting Bryan to try and assess the situation before we do anything.
"I have given him time to try to see what's happening at Dunfermline. I've been in contact with all the key players within the club, I know what's going on and the SFL will deal with that in the next few days.
"That process of deciding penalties will commence after I meet Bryan. It's only fair that I have given him some time to assess the situation before the football authorities come in and do whatever we have got to do.
"But we have a tried-and-tested process on that one and we have always handled it fairly and have always treated each case on its merits. We will do that again."