Help for Hurricane Harvey victims

It seems hard to believe that more than a week has passed since the initial impact of Hurricane Harvey and there are still so many areas under water with rescues still proceeding. However, in the aftermath of this truly devastating natural disaster it is encouraging to see so many relief efforts coming from across the…

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Inflation Adjusted Dollar Amounts

Dollar Amounts Adjusted in Code and Forms The Judicial Conference of the United States recently published increases to the federal exemptions and to dollar amounts throughout the Bankruptcy Code[1] effective for cases filed on and after April 1, 2016. Adjustments are made at three-year intervals to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. Amounts affected…

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Revised Bankruptcy Forms Effective December 1

The Bankruptcy Rules Advisory Committee will conclude its multi-year forms modernization project to revise many of the Official Bankruptcy Forms. The first group of forms, the fee waiver, fee installment forms, and income and expenses schedules, went into effect on December 1, 2013. On December 1, 2014, revised bankruptcy appellate forms and means test forms…

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