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 District of Columbia, where your case is pending:
The local rules for your district require that all amendments include an Amended Summary of Schedules that indicates which schedule(s) are being amended and the change to the dollar amount totals on each schedule. The court does not prescribe a specific format.
The amendment packet generated through Upsolve includes a “coversheet” as well as an updated “Summary of Schedules.” Filed together these documents should satisfy this requirement.
No matter which form you’re updating, make sure to send a copy of the amendment to your case trustee and any affected creditors.
If you are NOT changing, adding or deleting creditors:
In addition to the amended forms generated by Upsolve, download and complete Local Form No. 12 (Statement of No Alterations) and submit it along with your amendment. This form lets the court know that you’re not making any changes to the creditor matrix. It is required for all amendments that don’t change the creditor matrix.
If you are ADDING creditors:
In addition to the amended forms generated by Upsolve:
- download and complete this coversheet
- download and complete Local Form No. 13 (Certificate of Service of Papers).
Local Form No. 13 also lists the additional documents you have to send to any creditors you’re adding. In most cases, this is limited to Form 309A.
If you are DELETING creditors:
In addition to the amended forms generated by Upsolve and Local Form 13, download and complete this form.
If you are CHANGING a creditor’s information:
File Local Form No. 12 and a supplemental mailing matrix showing only the names and addresses of creditors you are changing AND:
- if you’re changing the address of a previously listed creditor: this cover sheet, OR
- if you’re changing the name of a previously listed creditor, this cover sheet.
To create a supplemental mailing matrix, either
- Use this blank form from the court, OR
- You can download your full matrix as a .txt. file from your my.upsolve account and 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 in a format acceptable to the court in your district.
Certificate of Service
Local Form 13 functions as a certificate of service if you’re making changes to your creditor matrix. No certificate of service is required for amendments to other schedules or statements.
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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.