Amendments to Bankruptcy Rules and Forms, Effective December 1, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

 Information regarding amendments to Bankruptcy Rules and Official Bankruptcy Forms, effective December 1, 2018, is available on the United States Court's website.  You may access the December 1, 2018 rules changes and forms by using the links below:

 Pending Rules and Forms -- The Congressional Package link contains a redline and clean version of the amendments.

Pending Changes in Bankruptcy Forms

 As a result, the following changes will be made to our Court’s CM/ECF System on December 1, 2018.

Rule 3002.1 Claim Supplements (Fed. R. Bankr. P. 3002.1(b)(1))

  • Notice of Payment Changes that arise from a home-equity line of credit (HELOC) should be filed in the same manner as Notice of Payment Changes that arise from a mortgage. 
  • CM/ECF electronic filers may use the event Mortgage Payment Change – also for HELOC (Notice).
  • Creditors may use the File a Claim Supplement program on our website at Select the radio button option Supplement 1 – Notice of Mortgage Payment Change (also for HELOC).

Additionally, two new events are being added to CM/ECF:

  • Motions/Applications - Determine Validity of Payment Change (Motion). This event is added for use by parties to object to a payment change. (Fed. R. Bankr. P. 3002.1(b)(2))
  • Appeal - Supplemental Statement by a Party Re: Certification of Direct Appeal. This event is added for use by parties to file a short supplemental statement regarding the merits of the certification. (Fed. R. Bankr. P. 8006(e)(2))