Effective December 1, 2013 the judiciary adopted a new official form (B 3B) for applications waiving the chapter 7 filing fee. Waiver of the filing fee in a chapter 7 case is available to debtors whose income falls below a certain threshold and who are unable to pay the fee. Please make sure that the form is fully completed. The Court has observed incomplete forms such as not answering question 5 in Part 1 (why the debtor cannot pay - even in installments) or referencing but not attaching schedules. Incomplete applications may be stricken or denied.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014