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Form Changes Effective April 1, 2019

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Friday, April 5, 2019
  1. Pending Changes in the Bankruptcy Forms (Effective April 1, 2019)

    On April 1, 2019, automatic adjustments to dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and one provision in Title 28 of the United States Code will go into effect.  The adjusted dollar amounts will apply to cases filed on or after April 1, 2019.

    The following Official Forms, Director’s Forms, and instructions are impacted:

  • Official Form 106C – The Property You Claim as Exempt – Line 3
  • Official Form 107 – Your Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy – Line 6
  • Official Form 122A-2 – Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation – Lines 29 and 40
  • Official Form 122C-2 – Chapter 13 Calculation of Your Disposable Income – Line 29
  • Official Form 201 – Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals – Line 8
  • Official Form 207 – Statement of Your Financial Affairs – Lines 3 and 4
  • Official Form 410 – Proof of Claim – Line 12
  • Director’s Form 2000 – Required Lists, Schedules, Statements, and Fees – Pages 2, 3, and 4
  • Director’s Form 2830 – Chapter 13 Debtor’s Certifications Regarding Domestic Support Obligations and Section 522(q) – Part III
  • Instructions for Individual Debtors – Pages 9 and 24
  • Instructions for Non-Individual Debtors – Page 12
  • Director’s Form 2500E, Instructions – Page 1

The revised forms incorporating the dollar amount changes are posted on the U.S. Courts website on the Pending Changes in the Bankruptcy Forms page.  Once effective, the revised forms will be available on the Bankruptcy Forms page of the U.S. Courts website.

  1. Local Form 4004-1:

    Local Form 4004-1 – Certification and Request for Issuance of Discharge – has been modified to remove the Certificate of Service section from the form.  The service requirements set forth in Local Rule 4004-1 have not changed and are still in effect.  A separate certificate of service of the Certification should filed be pursuant to Local Rule 5005-1(E).

    Paragraph 4 of Local Form 4004-1 was also modified to take into consideration the automatic dollar amount adjustment that is made to 11 U.S.C. § 522(q)(1) every three years.  The revised form is available on the Local Forms page of the Court’s website, and software vendors have been notified.