Have Your Say About New Bankruptcy Forms

Speak now or forever hold your peace.

Or suffer in silence, is more like it.

Comment period for the proposed new bankruptcy forms closes February 15th.

That’s a week from tomorrow.

Have you had your say?

I’ve extracted the new I, J, and elements of B22  from the pdf on the court’s site to make them easier to find and analyze.

Form 6 I

Form 6 J

Form 22 A 1

Form 22A 2 MT calc

Form 22C-1

Form 22C-2

Submit comments

The process for new forms includes an opportunity for public comment.  Everyone I have ever talked to who’s been involved in the process emphasizes how carefully comments are considered.

You can submit your comments by email to [email protected] or by snail mail

Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure
Administrative Office of the United States Courts
One Columbus Circle, NE
Washington, D.C. 20544

What do you think?  Are these forms an improvement? Or just a change?

How would you do it differently?

Image courtesy of Leo Reynolds.

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  • Why can’t they leave well enough alone? I sent the following to the rules comments address: “I absolutely hate the new forms. It’s simply more
    pages to submit the same info as the previous forms. Please stop trying
    to fix things that aren’t broken.”

    • CathyMoran

      Good man! I worry that they are trying to make the forms more friendly to pro pers, who won’t be served in the long run by being chummed along.