Official Bankruptcy Forms Effective December 1, 2015 (if approved)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

To all Bankruptcy Practitioners in the Middle District of Georgia:

This announcement is to inform you that there will be a major revision to the Official Bankruptcy Forms effective December 1, 2015 if approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States at its September 15, 2015 meeting.

As the AO's Website states, “These new forms are part of a forms modernization project that began in 2008 by the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules. Among other things, the new forms introduce different versions of case opening forms for individual debtors and non-individual debtors. The new forms are easier for debtors to understand and complete, and are designed to work with scheduled enhancements to the federal courts' case opening and electronic case management system.”

For more detailed information please follow this link to the U. S. Court's website:

Please click here for the Modernized Bankruptcy Forms Numbering Conversion Chart which we have downloaded from the U.S. Court's website for your convenience.

We will provide additional information and guidance as the implementation date approaches. In the interim, those filers that use a proprietary software product should consult with your software vendor regarding software updates that will be necessary before December 1, 2015.

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