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Changes in Requirements for Filing a Bankruptcy Case Effective July 1, 2014

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Public Notice

Effective July 1, 2014, the Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California revised its forms requirements for filing a bankruptcy case in this district.  The changes involve the replacement of two forms that are required if the debtor paid a non-attorney bankruptcy petition preparer to prepare the bankruptcy filing:

  1. National form B 280 titled Disclosure of Compensation of Bankruptcy Petition Preparer replaces the Court’s local form with the same title.
  2. National form B 19 titled Declaration and Signature of Non-Bankruptcy Petition Preparer replaces the Court’s local form titled Statement of Assistance of Non-Attorney with Respect to the Filing of Bankruptcy Case.

The Court’s Court Manual and Bankruptcy Petition Packages were modified to reflect this and other changes.

The new forms, updated Petition Packages and Court Manual are available for free on the Court’s website, or for a fee at the Intake windows at all of the Court’s divisions.



June 30, 2014