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Release Notes – April 20, 2017 (Version 26)

Revised Means Testing Numbers:

The IRS National Standards for Allowable Living Expenses (BALE) and the Chapter 13 Administrative Expense Multipliers are revised effective 5/1/17. After updating Best Case, users can view the new figures in the program by changing the expected filing date to May 1st or later on the General tab in Form 122A-C.

For detailed information visit the Department of Justice. For a detailed comparison of the changes provided by Best Case, LLC visit the Means Test Change Comparison Chart.

New Features:

Court Notice Integration
  • Save money avoiding costly PACER fees – Your Free Looks are auto-downloaded
  • Improved Case Management – View Court notices and events directly from the client file
  • Never miss a Court deadline – Events are auto-populated to the Integrated Calendar
  • Integrated with Best Case – No additional fee and easy setup
Enhanced Client/Case Management
  • Track client-supplied documents with a checklist – Customize the default list or create your own
  • Manage client billing inside Best Case – Record fees, payments and view the balance-owed
  • Organized client communication – Log activity type, user, subject and other notes
  • Identify the Lead Source – Run reports to ensure your marketing activities are aligned
  • Related client cases – Include Adversary Proceeding details to keep all activity centralized
Integrated Online Calendar
  • Save time scheduling Court dates – Events are auto-populated from Best Case
  • Sync events to your own calendar – Push dates to your Outlook, Google or other Internet Calendar
  • On-the-go access – View court notice emails, PDFs and other events on any mobile device
Student Loan Analyzer
  • Identify if educational debt can be discharged in bankruptcy – Enter client data including student loans, grants, scholarships and financial data for calculation
  • Built-in databases – Explore statistics for dischargeability based on jurisdiction, circuit and by judge and lookup a school’s cost of attendance (COA) and accreditation status
  • Comprehensive analysis – Learn how to address next steps with detailed how-to instructions
  • Access sample complaints and motions – Built-in templates help you prepare the case for filing
Interface Updates
  • Modernized and simplified icons
  • Re-organized buttons on the Client List, Toolbar and Forms & Schedules window
  • Improved print functionality for forms

Revised Chapter 13 Forms:

Northern District of West Virginia Chapter 13 Plan*


New Supplemental Forms:

Student Loan Documents
  • Complaint Regarding Cost of Attendance (Generic)
  • Complaint Regarding Non-Qualified Educational Loan (Generic)
  • Complaint Regarding Undue Hardship (Generic)
  • Motion for Summary Judgment (Generic)
  • Motion to Reopen (Generic)
  • Request for Admission (Generic)
  • Request for Production (Generic)
  • Interrogatories (Generic)


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


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