Consumer Bankruptcy Journal Fall 2015 - Page 56

2015 BANKRUPTCY CONVERSION CHART Modernized Bankruptcy Forms Numbering Conversion Chart 10.21.15 Original Form Name Original Form Number 12.1.2015 Number 12.1.2015 Name Official Bankruptcy Forms 1 B1 Voluntary Petition B 101 B 101A B2 B 3A B 101B Statement About Payment of an Eviction Judgment Against You B 201 Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy Exhibit A B 201A Exhibit C B 101 B 201 Exhibit D B 101 [Chapter 15 questions from Petition] Declaration under Penalty of Perjury on Behalf of a Corporation or Partnership B 401 B 202 Attachment to Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy Under Chapter 11 Hazardous Property or Property That Needs Immediate Attention -- incorporated in Forms B 101 and B 201 Individual Debtor’s Statement of Compliance with Credit Counseling Requirement – Incorporated in Form B 101 Petition for Recognition of Foreign Proceeding Declaration Under Penalty of Perjury for NonIndividual Debtors (For petition, schedules, SOFA, etc). Application for Individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments Application to Have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived Application and Order to Pay Filing Fee in B 103A Installments Application for Waiver of Chapter 7 Filing B 103B B 3B Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (incorporates exhibits – carves out eviction judgment statement as new form B 101A and B) Initial Statement About an Eviction Judgment Against You 1 About this chart: Because the modernized forms introduce the concept of one set of case-opening forms (petition and schedules and a few other forms) for individual (including married) debtors, and a different set of caseopening forms for non-individual debtors, such as corporations, it was necessary to renumber all the bankruptcy forms. This conversion chart lists the bankruptcy forms by pre-December 1, 2015 form number/name followed by the modernized form number/name. Official Bankruptcy Forms are approved by the Judicial Conference and are required to be used under Bankruptcy Rule 9009. These forms change from two- to three-digit numbers (sometimes followed by a letter), and generally follow this pattern: 1XX for individual debtor case-opening forms, 2XX for non-individual debtor case-opening forms, 3XX for court notices and orders, and 4XX for other official forms. In most case, the “XX” is identical to the original form number. Director’s Bankruptcy Forms are issued under Rule 9009 by the Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The use of Director’s Forms may be required by local court rules or general orders, but otherwise exist for the convenience of the parties. Director’s bankruptcy forms have been changed from three- to four-digit numbers (sometimes followed by a letter); usually by adding a zero to the original form number. 56 CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY JOURNAL Winter 2015 National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys