On April 25, 2014, the Supreme Court approved amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure which will take effect on December 1, 2014.
The amendments to the bankruptcy rules address the following:
- petitions involving the same debtors filed in different courts;
- time limits for serving a summons and complaint;
- general pleadings and judgments and costs;
- bankruptcy appeals; and
- new trials and relief from a judgment or order.
Several official forms will be updated to address the amended rules. The amended rules and forms are located at: http://www.uscourts.gov/RulesAndPolicies/rules/pending-rules.aspx