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Release Notes – August 2021

August 31, 2021

New Local Form

  • Middle District of Alabama
    • Motion for Discharge Under 11 U.S.C § 1328(i) and Debtor’s Certification of Compliance with 11 U.S.C. §
      1328 – June 2021

Exemptions

  • District of California
    • Deposit Accounts C.C.P. § 704.220 is based on the state Minimum Basic Standard of Adequate Care and is
      adjusted annually. The current MBSAC floor for a family of four in Region 1 is $1826.00 – July 2021
  • District of Maine
    • Bank Accounts Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 4422(17) up to $3000.00 – October 2021
    • Clothing and Household Goods Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 4422(3) per item amount increased from
      $200.00 to $500.00 – October 2021
    • Homestead Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 4422(1)(A) increased from $47500.00 to $80000.00 – October 2021
    • Homestead for Debtor with Minor Dependents Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 4422(1)(A) increased from
      $95000.00 to $160000.00 – October 2021
    • Homestead for Elderly or Disabled debtor Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 4422(1)(B) increased from
      $95000.00 to $160000.00 – October 2021
    • Jewelry Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 4422(4) increased from $750.00 to $1000.00 – October 2021
    • Life Insurance Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 4422(11) increased from $4000.00 to $5000.00 – October
      2021
    • Motor Vehicle Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 4422(2) increased from $7500.00 to $10000.00 – October 2021
    • Retirement Fund Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 4422(13-A) increased from $1000000.00 to $1054550.00  –
      October 2021
    • Tools of the Trade Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 4422(5) increased from $5000.00 to $9500.00 – October
      2021
    • Unused Homestead Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 4422(16) increased from $6000.00 to $10500.00 – October
      2021
    • Wedding and Engagement Ring Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 4422(4) now subject to a $4000.00 limit –
      October 2021
    • Wildcard Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 4422(15) increased from $400.00 to $500.00 – October 2021

August 12, 2021

New Local Forms

  • Central District of California
    • Notice of Motion and Motion for Order Establishing Adequate Protection, Including Procedures to
      Return Seized Personal Property [11 U.S.C. §§ 362, 363, 542]*(F1)
    • Order Granting Motion for Order Establishing Adequate Protection, Including Procedures to Return
      Seized Property*(F1)

August 2, 2021

Chapter 13 Plan

  • District of Columbia – August 2021
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania – July 2021

New Local Forms

  • Southern District of Ohio
    • Application for Employment and Retention as Bankruptcy Counsel to the Debtor
    • Affidavit of Counsel
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • Notice of Debtor’s Election to Participate in Student Loan Management (SLM) Program
    • Order of Debtor’s Election to Participate in Student Loan Management (SLM) Program

Revised Local Forms

  • Western District of Louisiana
    • Bankruptcy Rule 2016(B) Disclosure and Application for Approval of Fixed Fee Agreement
  • District of New Jersey
    • Change of Address
    • Disclosure of Chapter 13 Debtor’s Attorney Compensation