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December 1, 2014 Changes to the Bankruptcy Forms

In December of 2013, a new Schedule I and Schedule J were introduced to the bankruptcy forms.  The new forms had almost the same questions and content as the old forms but they were completely redesigned.  They looked different then any other bankruptcy form in the past.  Bankruptcy forms are underwent a form modernization and the forms continue to change this December 1, 2014.

The biggest change involves the Means Test for Chapters 7, 11 and 13.  You use to have Official Form B22A which was a Statement of Current Monthly Income and Means-Test Calculation all in form.  The new Chapter 7 forms have:

Official Forms 22A-1 (Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income)
Official Form 22A-1 Supplement (Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse Under §707(b)(2))
Official Form 22A-2 (Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation)

You have the statement, supplement and the means test calculation in three (3) sets of forms.  Form 22A-1 is 2 pages, 22A-1 Supplement is 1 page, and 22A-2 is 9 pages in length.  The forms are completely redesigned and look nothing like the forms in the past.  The questions are similiar.  You can download the form here.

The new Chapter 11, 13 Means Test forms are

Official Form 22B (Chapter 11 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income)
Official Form 22C-1 (Chapter 13 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income and Calculation of Commitment Period)
Official Form 22C-2 (Chapter 13 Calculation of Your Disposable Income)

 

There are 3 other new forms. Official Forms 3A (Application for Individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments) and 3B (Application to Have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived) are revised to remove references to fee amounts. Official Form B6Sum (Summary) is revised to update line number cross references to the revised means test forms (Official Forms 22A-1, 22A-1 Supp, 22A-2, 22B, 22C-1 and 22C-2).

 

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