On April 25, 2014, the Supreme Court approved amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure which will take effect on December 1, 2014.
The amendments to the bankruptcy rules address the following: 1) petitions involving the same debtors filed in different courts; 2) time limits for serving a summons and complaint; 3) general pleadings and judgments and costs; 4) bankruptcy appeals; and 5) new trials and relief from a judgment or order.
Several official forms will be updated to address the amended rules. A complete list of the revised forms and instructions is posted at: http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/pending-rules-amendments.
The United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts have prepared a short 8 1/2 minute video to summarize significant Rule, Form, and Fee changes that will go into effect on December 1, 2014. Click here to access that video: