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The United States bankruptcy court substantially changed the official forms use to file for bankruptcy on December 1, 2015. In the words of the bankruptcy court:

"Most Official Bankruptcy Forms were replaced on December 1, 2015, with substantially revised, reformatted, and renumbered versions.  The 2015 forms are part of a forms modernization project that was begun by the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules in 2008.  Among other things, the 2015 forms introduce different versions of case opening forms for individual debtors and non-individual debtors.  Links to the instruction booklets for individual debtors, for non-individual debtors, and to a forms number conversion chart can be found below.

The revised forms are easier for debtors to understand and complete, and are designed to work with scheduled enhancements to the federal courts’ case opening and electronic case management system."

http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/pending-rules-amendments/pending-changes-bankruptcy-forms

The new forms is essentially gather more information about the debtor, the debtor’s property or possessions, and the debtor’s income and expenses. This is an oversimplification, but that is what I understood after attending a seminar on the new bankruptcy forms.

If you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy, you should make sure that the attorney you select is using the latest bankruptcy forms and the latest software to prepare those forms. I think that most attorneys will, but you should still make certain, if only for your own peace of mind.

Baland Law Office, P.L.L.C. represents consumer debtors and small businesses in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings.  Please call (763) 450-9494 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation today and find out whether declaring bankruptcy is the right option for you!

DISCLAIMER: Baland Law Office, P.L.L.C. is a debt-relief agency, and Timothy H. Baland, Esq. is a debt-relief agent.  We help people like you to obtain bankruptcy relief.

WARNING: The information contained in this article does not constitute legal advice and may not be applicable to your situation.  Reading this blog post does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Baland Law Office, P.L.L.C.  This blog post may constitute attorney advertising.  Further, Tim is licensed only in Minnesota state and federal courts, and the information that is provided here is applicable only to those jurisdictions.  You should always discuss your situation with an attorney before taking any action based on what you may read in this blog.  To that end, please call (763) 450-9494 to set up an appointment to discuss your situation.

 


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Thanks for sharing the information about the availability of The United States bankruptcy forms. Many people were looking for it and this will be good to tell people about the availability.

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