New Month, New Bankruptcy Forms

December 1, 2014

It’s December 1st, it must be the roll out date for the new bankruptcy forms.

Yes folks, it’s time to update your form files. TODAY is the day.

newformsEffective December 1, 2014, the following forms need to be substituted into your bankruptcy petition packet:

  • Official Form 3A (Application for Individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments) and
  • Official Form 3B (Application to Have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived)
    • revised to remove references to fee amounts
  • Official Form B6Sum (Summary) 
    • revised to update line number cross references to the revised means test forms
    • (See Official Forms 22A-1, 22A-1 Supp, 22A-2, 22B, 22C-1 and 22C-2).
  • Official Form 17A (Notice of Appeal and Statement of Election)
  • Official Form 17B (Optional Appellee Statement of Election to Proceed in District Court)
  • Official Form 17C (Certificate of Compliance with Rule 8015(a)(7)(B) or 8016(d)(2))

Revised Means Test Forms

  • Official Form 22A-1 (Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income),
  • Official Form 22A-1 Supp (Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse Under §707(b)(2)),
  • Official Form 22A-2 (Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation),
  • Official Form 22B (Chapter 11 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income),
  • Official Form 22C-1 (Chapter 13 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income and Calculation of Commitment Period) and
  • Official Form 22C-2 (Chapter 13 Calculation of Your Disposable Income
    • revised accommodate changes in the law as a result of Supreme Court precedent, and
    • as part of the Bankruptcy Rules Advisory Committee’s ongoing Forms Modernization Project.

Just in case your petition software provider hasn’t pushed the update yet, save yourself the headache and keep links to the revised forms handy. Trust me, there are few things as upsetting as receiving a deficiency notice from the clerk with a 72 hour deadline to file the correct forms.



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