New Bankruptcy Forms Effective November 2011 and December 2011

Bankruptcy Forms Pending Changes

Changes in the Bankruptcy Forms

The following amendments took effect on November 1 and December 1, 2011, as noted.

Bankruptcy Forms Effective November 1, 2011
   Official Form 3B, and Director’s Forms 200 and 201A have been updated to reflect a $7 increase to Item No. 8 (Title 11 Administrative Fee) of the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule, and Director’s Form 132 has been updated to reflect a $4 increase to Item No. 5 (Record Search) of the Miscellaneous Fee Schedule.
 •  B 3B Application for Waiver of Chapter 7 Filing Fee
 •  B 132 Application for Search of Bankruptcy Records
 •  B 200 Required Lists, Schedules, Statements and Fees
 •  B 201A Notice to Individual Consumer Debtor

Official Forms 1, 9A thru 9I, 10, 10 (Attachment A), 10 (Supplement 1), 10 (Supplement 2) and 25A scheduled to take effect December 1, 2011

. The following amendments and new forms were approved by the Judicial Conference in September, 2011 and will take effect December 1, 2011.

Official Form 1 is amended to implement new Rule 1004.2, which requires an entity filing a chapter 15 petition to state the country of the debtor’s main interests and to list each country in which a case involving debtor is pending.

Official Forms 9A thru 9I are amended to conform to the pending amendment of Rule 2003(e). When a meeting of creditors is adjourned, the amendment requires that the presiding official file a statement specifying the date and time to which the meeting is adjourned.

Official Form 10 (Proof of Claim) is amended to clarify that, consistent with Rule 3001(c), writings supporting a claim or evidencing perfection of a security interest - not just summaries - must be attached to the proof of claim. The amended form includes a new section for reporting a uniform claim identifier which is used by some creditors and chapter 13 trustees to facilitate payments by electronic fund transfers. The signature box is revised to include a declaration under penalty of perjury by the person who completes the form.

Form 10 (Attachment A), Form 10 (Supplement 1), and Form 10 (Supplement 2) are three new forms for a claim secured by a security interest in the debtor’s principal residence that take effect on December 1, 2011, along with pending amendments to Rule 3001 and new Rule 3002.1 which the forms implement.

Form 10 (Attachment A) would be filed with the proof of claim as required by new Rule 3001(c)(2). The form includes a statement of the principal and interest due as of the petition date; a statement of prepetition fees, expenses, and charges; and a statement of the amount necessary to cure a default as of the petition date.
Form 10 (Supplement 1) would be used by the holder of a home mortgage claim to provide the notice required by new Rule 3002.1(b) of any escrow account payment adjustment, interest payment change, and any other mortgage payment change while a chapter 13 case is pending.

Form 10 (Supplement 2) would be used in chapter 13 cases to provide notice of the date incurred and amount of any postpetition fees, expenses, and charges.

Official Form 25A is amended to change the effective date provision in the model small business plan to reflect the 2009 amendments that increased from 10 to 14 days the time to file a notice of appeal and the duration of the stay of a confirmation order.


Bankruptcy Forms Effective December 1, 2011
 •  B 1 Voluntary Petition
 •  B 9A Chapter 7 Individual or Joint Debtor No Asset Case
 •  B 9B Chapter 7 Corporation/Partnership No Asset Case
 •  B 9C Chapter 7 Individual or Joint Debtor Asset Case
 •  B 9D Chapter 7 Corporation/Partnership Asset Case
 •  B 9E Chapter 11 Individual or Joint Debtor Case
 •  B 9E(Alt.) Chapter 11 Individual or Joint Debtor Case
 •  B 9F Chapter 11 Corporation/Partnership Case
 •  B 9F(Alt.) Chapter 11 Corporation/Partnership Case
 •  B 9G Chapter 12 Individual or Joint Debtor Family Farmer
 •  B 9H Chapter 12 Corporation/Partnership Family Farmer
 •  B 9I Chapter 13 Case
 •  B 10 Proof of Claim
 •  B 10 Attachment A
 •  B 10 Supplement 1
 •  B 10 Supplement 2
 •  B 25A Plan of Reorganization in Small Business Case under Chapter 11

Director’ Form 240 A/B ALT to take effect December 1, 2011.

A technical amendment to Director’s Procedural Form 240A/B ALT will take effect on December 1. (The amendment does not require approval by the Judicial Conference). The form is amended at page 5 to conform to an amendment to 11 U.S.C. §524(k)(3)(J) by the Bankruptcy Technical Corrections Act of 2010, Pub. L. 111-327. The frequently asked question, "What if your creditor has a security interest or lien?" is amended as follows:

Even if you do not reaffirm and your personal liability on the debt is discharged, because of the lien your creditor may still have the right to take the security property securing the lien if you do not pay the debt or default on it. If the lien is on an item of personal property that is exempt under your State’s law or that the trustee has abandoned, you may be able to redeem the item rather than reaffirm the debt. To redeem, you must make a single payment to the creditor equal to the current value amount of the security property allowed secured claim, as agreed by the parties or determined by the court.

Director�s Form 240 A/B ALT - Effective December 1, 2011
 •  B 240A/B ALT Reaffirmation Agreement

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