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Pending Changes in the Bankruptcy Forms

On March 14, 2017, the Judicial Conference approved a package of rule amendments, a new rule, and an Official Plan form (new Official Form 113) for use in chapter 13 cases.  If approved by the Supreme Court and Congress under an expedited approval process, the form and related rules would go into effect December 1, 2017. 

The full chapter 13 package, (Bankruptcy Rules 2002, 3002, 3007, 3012, 3015, 4003, 5009, 7001, 9009, and new Rule 3015.1, and new Official Form 113), can be found at Tab 5 of the  Standing Committee’s January 2017 agenda book on uscourts.gov.  As explained in the agenda book materials, Official Form 113 would be required to be used in federal districts after the effective date unless the district adopts a local form for chapter 13 plans that meets the requirements listed in new Rule 3015.1.

The latest version of proposed Official Form 113 can be found below. 

Official Form 113 (Chapter 13 Plan)