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Pending Changes in the Bankruptcy Forms

Several proposed amendments to Official Forms are on track to be effective December 1, 2018.  Proposed amendments to Official Forms 417A and 417B were approved by the Judicial Conference in September 2017, and proposed amendments to Official Forms 411A and 411B were approved by the Judicial Conference in September 2018.

Official Form 411A with Committee Note
Official Form 411B with Committee Note
Official Form 417A with Committee Note
Official Form 417C with Committee Note

In addition, the following new or amended Director’s Forms will go into effect December 1, 2018:

Form 2000 (Required Lists, Schedules, Statements and Fees)

The language following the checkbox labeled "Chapter 13 Plan" on page 4 is revised.

Form 3180W (Order of Discharge in Chapter 13 Case)

Bullet point on page 2 of form, describing certain debts not discharged in chapter 13, was changed from “debts for most fines, penalties, forfeitures, or criminal restitution obligations” to “debts for restitution, or a criminal fine, included in a sentence on debtor’s criminal conviction.”  The revised language is derived from 11 U.S.C. § 1328(a)(3).

New Form 4170 (Declaration of Inmate Filing)

The form is designed to comply with pending Rule 8002(c)(1)(A).