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Release Notes – May 2019

May 21, 2019:

New Exemption:

District of Utah

  • Utah Code Ann. § 78B-5-505(1)(a)(xviii) – Education savings plan

Revised Exemption:

District of Maryland

  • Md. Code Ann., Cts & Jud. Proc. §11-504(f)(1)(i)(2) – Owner-occupied residential real property

May 16, 2019:

Revised Local Form:

District of Colorado

  • Chapter 13 Debtor’s Certification to Obtain Discharge*

Revised Exemption:

District of Utah

  • Utah homestead exemption (§78B-5-503(2)(a)(ii)) increased from $30K to $42K, effective May 14, 2019.

May 3, 2019:

Revised Chapter 13 Plan:

Southern District of New York*

Revised Local Forms:

Southern District of Georgia

  • Debtor’s Certification of Plan Completion and Request for Discharge*

May 1, 2019:

Revised Means Test Figures effective May 1, 2019

The following Means Test Figures are revised effective May 1, 2019: The IRS National Standards for Bankruptcy Allowable Living Expenses (BALE), Local Transportation Expense Standards, and the Chapter 13 Administrative Expense Multipliers. After updating Best Case Bankruptcy, users can view the new figures in the program by changing the expected filing date to May 1, 2019 or later in the General tab in Form 122.

Visit the U.S. Trustee’s Means Testing website for more information regarding revisions. For a comparison of the old numbers to the revised numbers provided by Best Case, click here.

Revised Chapter 13 Plans effective May 1, 2019:

District of Minnesota*

Southern District of New York*

District of South Carolina*

Revised Local Form:

District of South Carolina

  • Exhibit A to SCLBR 9013-4

District of Minnesota – Divisional Office Updates effective May 1, 2019

Please be advised that, effective May 1, the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota will make the following changes:

  1. Debtors residing in Benton, Kannabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison and Pine counties in Minnesota may file ONLY to the Duluth divisional office. The current local rules and system allow filers the option of filing to Duluth or St. Paul.
  2. Debtors residing in Stearns county in Minnesota may file ONLY to the Fergus Falls divisional office. The current local rules and system allow filers the option of filing to Fergus Falls or Minneapolis.

For more information click here.

*Requires Purchase of local 13 plan or forms package. Visit the local forms page for pricing.