Nearly every form used by the bankruptcy courts went through a significant overhaul in December as part of a seven-year project designed to streamline the filing process. The voluntary petition—old Form B1—has now been split into three separate forms: B101 for individual debtors, B201 for nonindividual debtors, and B401 for foreign proceedings. This overhaul altered the format of most additional forms and schedules, including the internal “director’s forms,” all of which are now available on the court’s main form page. Because most form numbers changed as well, the courts have provided a conversion chart that aligns the old and new form numbers with any title changes. Old forms can still be found on the main court website under the “Superseded Bankruptcy Forms” heading.

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