Pending Form Changes (Effective 12/01/2015)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Most Official Bankruptcy Forms are scheduled to be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted and renumbered versions effective December 1, 2015, if approved by the Judicial Conference at its September 2015 meeting. Find out more about the pending bankruptcy forms.

Among other things, the new forms introduce different versions of case opening forms for individual debtors and non-individual debtors. Some of the modernized forms are already in effect and will simply be renumbered on December 1, 2015. Other forms were published for public comment in August 2013 or 2014 and have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules and the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Standing Committee). All but six existing official forms are on track to be replaced by modernized versions.

• The following official forms are scheduled to be replaced:   1, 2, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6 Summary, 6 Declaration, 6A-J, 7, 8, 9A–I, 10, 10A, 10S1, 10S2, 11A, 11B, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16A, 16C, 16D, 17A, 17B, 17C, 18, 19, 22A1 through 22C2, 23 and 27.

• The following six official forms will be revised in 2016 or later:  20A, 20B, 25A, 25B, 25C, and 26.

Virtually all the director’s bankruptcy forms (current forms 13S, 15S, 18F–18WH, and 104–283) are also scheduled to be replaced by updated and renumbered versions on December 1, 2015.