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Local Rule Amendments and National Form Changes

Friday, April 1, 2016

The following local rules are effective April 1, 2016:
(1) 3015-2(c) is amended to clarify the duty of service for proposed amendments to a chapter 13 plan following confirmation. The paragraph is also amended to remove reference to a cover sheet for Exhibit A to SC LBR 3015-1 because SC LBR 3015-1 already requires a cover sheet if substantial changes are proposed to the form chapter 13 plan.
(2) Exhibit D to SC LBR 3015-5 and Exhibit C to SC LBR 9013-4 are amended to extend the deadline to object to a hardship discharge from 14 to 28 days.
Click to view Operating Order 16-01 or the South Carolina Bankruptcy Local Rules.
Certain dollar amounts in the Bankruptcy Code are also being increased for cases commenced on or after April 1, 2016, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. These increases will require the amendment of seven official bankruptcy forms (106C, 107, 122A-2, 122C-2, 201, 207 and 410) and two director's forms (2000 and 2830). A chart of the affected code sections can be found here.