Automatic adjustments will be made on April 1, 2016, to dollar amounts in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, one provision in Title 28, seven Official Bankruptcy Forms, the Instructions for Individual and Non-Individual Debtors, two Director’s Forms, and one set of instructions for a Director’s Form. The adjustments will apply to cases filed on or after April 1, 2016. More details and a list of the provisions to be adjusted is at the link under News & Announcements.
LBF 1300.14 has been modified to correct references to amounts on the proof of claim form in Paragraph 2(b)(1). Follow the links under News & Announcements for the updated form, which debtors’ attorneys should begin using as soon as practicable. Further, because severance of a chapter 13 case may affect plan payments for both debtors, the court’s orders granting motions to sever cases with joint chapter 13 debtors will now provide that the trustee shall make no further distributions in the original case without order of the court or approval of a modified plan.
Proposed changes to the Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs) and Local Bankruptcy Forms (LBFs) have been posted for review. If adopted, these rule and form changes will be effective December 1, 2015. Comments on the proposed changes are invited and must be submitted by October 30, 2015.