New Bankruptcy Rule, Fee and Form Changes Effective 12-1-16

Beginning December 1, 2016, Proposed Federal Bankruptcy Rule, Fee and Form Changes will take effect.  The bulk of the changes will relate to litigation and notice provisions.  There will not be significant changes to the debtor’s bar.  There will be a $1.00 increase in filing fees for amending the creditor list or notice list.  The former fee of $30.00 is now being increased to $31.00.  Further, there are three forms that are being amended which relate primarily to creditors and noticing.  Below is a listing of the Rules that are being affected:

Rule 1010. Service of Involuntary Petition and Summons

Rule 1011. Responsive Pleading or Motion in Involuntary

Rule 1012. Responsive Pleading in Cross-Border Cases

Rule 2002. Notices to Creditors, Equity Security Holders, Administrators in Foreign Proceedings, Persons Against Whom Provisional Relief is Sought in Ancillary and Other Cross-Border Cases, United States, and United States Trustee

Rule 3002.1. Notice Relating to Claims Secured by Security Interest in the Debtor’s Principal Residence

Rule 7008. General Rules of Pleading

Rule 7012. Defenses and Objections – When and How Presented – By Pleading or Motion – Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings

Rule 7016. Pre-trial Procedures

Rule 9006. Computing and Extending Time: Time for Motion Papers

Rule 9027. Removal

Rule 9033. Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

The Fee changes are listed below:





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