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Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and Official Form 122A-1 -- Effective December 1, 2019

Friday, December 6, 2019

The following amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure took effect on December 1, 2019:

  • Rule 4001(c) - Amended to clarify that Rule 4001(c), "Obtaining Credit," does not apply in Chapter 13 cases.
  • Rule 6007 - Amended to specify service requirements for motions to compel the trustee or debtor in possession to abandon property and a 14 day objection deadline.
  • Rule 9036 - Amended to provide that notice to or service on a registered user is complete upon the filing of the notice or paper with the court's electronic-filing system (CM/ECF).  The amended rule does not apply to pleadings or papers required to be served in accordance with Rule 7004.
  • Rule 9037 - Amended to add new paragraph (h) regarding motions to redact previously filed documents and for the court to restrict public access to the motion and the unredacted documents pending its ruling on the motion.   Please note that the Texas Western Bankruptcy CM/ECF docketing events relating to Motions to Redact have been updated to automatically restrict public access to the motion.

Additional information, including the text of the amended rules and accompanying committee notes, is available at

Also, Official Bankruptcy Form 122A-1, the Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income, was amended as of December 1, 2019. The amended form is available at