Means Testing Information

The Executive Office of the U.S. Trustees (EOUST) has updated its Means Test Information web page. The web page assists debtors in the completion of their means test forms and can be found here. Recent updates to this page reflect the revised Internal Revenue Service's National Standards for Allowable Living Expenses and Local Standards for Transportation and Housing and Utilities Expenses. The revised standards will apply to cases filed on or after March 17, 2008.

New Features and Format for Printed Mailing Lists

See the Letter from the Clerk regarding enhancements to locally produced mailing lists through the Court's CM/ECF system.

Dubuque Courthouse Schedule Revision

See the Letter from the Clerk regarding changes to the Dubuque courthouse schedule.

Information about Docket Entries and Statistical Requirements Available

New statistical reporting requirements under BAPCPA 2005 mandate that particular docket events be used in certain circumstances for proper statistical reporting. Lists of these events for Attorneys and Trustees are available here.

Revised Interim Rule 1007 - Exhibit D Required for Debtor and Joint Debtor

Through Standing Order #06-22, effective October 1, 2006, the bankruptcy judges for the Northern District of Iowa have adopted revised Interim Rule 1007 as approved by the Judicial Conference. The revisions to Interim Rule 1007 address problems arising from the debtors' obligation to file a certificate showing that they completed the credit counseling as required under the bankruptcy code within the 180 days prior to commencing a bankruptcy case. This rule also establishes the requirement for filing Exhibit D to Official Form #1. Standing Order #06-22 is attached.

Statistical Summary and Revised Adversary Proceeding Cover Sheet Required

Through Standing Order No. 21, the bankruptcy judges for the Northern District of Iowa are requiring that all petitions and subsequently filed original schedules be prepared and submitted for filing including pages 1 and 2 of the Summary of Schedules/Statistical Summary of Certain Liabilities (Official Form B6). This Standing Order also requires that all adversary complaints filed/adversary proceedings initiated in the Northern District are prepared and submitted for filing including the revised Adversary Cover Sheet (Director's Form B104), as revised 09/06.

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