Even though bankruptcy laws and rules are federal and the same everywhere in the United States, each bankruptcy district has its own local rules and local forms. Upsolve’s tool meets all federal requirements but does not yet account for the more than 90 variations due to local rules.
While we work on automating that part of the process, we’ve developed a series of location specific guides to assist you in making sure the amendment process goes smoothly. Be sure to follow the instructions in this guide carefully.
The amendment packet you generated through Upsolve includes the following:
- Amendment Coversheet with Certificate of Service
- Your amended bankruptcy forms, including signature pages and, if necessary, updated Official Form 106Sum.
Here is what you need to do to make sure you meet the requirements for the Middle District of Louisiana, where your case is pending:
As your district does not require a specific coversheet, you may use the coversheet provided by Upsolve.
Your district does require you to state whether the amendment adds, deletes, or corrects information. The Upsolve coversheet may be sufficient to meet this requirement, but make sure to check with the court first by calling the clerk’s office.
The Middle District of Louisiana doesn’t have a separate notice form to send out. No matter which form you’re updating, make sure to send a copy of the amendment to your case trustee.
Are you amending Schedules D, E/F, G, or H or updating a creditor’s address?
You have to send a full copy of the amendment and a copy of your Form 309A to the creditor(s) you’re adding or updating.
Certificate of Service
No certificate of service is required by your district.
Updating your Creditor Matrix
The Middle District of Louisiana requires that you serve a supplemental Creditor Matrix to the Court and affected creditors (providing only the newly added or updated creditor’s name and address) if you need to amend this document.
You can download your full matrix as a .txt. file from your my.upsolve account. The easiest way to create a supplemental matrix is by going back to the case editor and downloading your matrix as a .txt file. From there, you can easily delete all creditors except for the newly added/updated one(s).
Verification of your Creditor Matrix
This is basically a signature page to add to your creditor matrix. The Upsolve generator will create this document for you but your district requires a different version, which can be downloaded here.
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If you get conflicting information from your local bankruptcy court, follow their instructions. We do our best to keep these guides up to date, but your local bankruptcy court is the final authority on their process.