Please be advised that most Official Bankruptcy Forms will be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted, and renumbered versions effective December 1, 2015.
These new forms are part of a forms modernization project that began in 2008 by the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules. Among other things, the new forms introduce different versions of case opening forms for individual and non-individual debtors. The new 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.
- 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.
Unless the Court has its own local form, use of the revised Official Forms will be mandatory beginning on December 1, 2015. Attorneys should contact their software vendors for more information. Please note that CINGroup's EZ-Filing software, used by many attorneys to prepare bankruptcy forms, will no longer be updated or supported after November 30, 2015; additional information can be found at http://go.cingroup.com/ezfilingtransition.
To view the pending Official Bankruptcy Forms, Committee Notes, and other related information, please visit the U.S. Court's website at http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/pending-rules-amendments/pending-changes-bankruptcy-forms.
Dated: Brooklyn, New York
October 28, 2015