Amended Official Bankruptcy Form 7 - Statement of Financial Affairs 01/02/01

At its September 2000 session, the Judicial Conference approved amendments to Official Bankruptcy Form 7, the Statement of Financial Affairs, which must be completed by the debtor in every bankruptcy case. The amendments include four new questions added to the form. The questions concern the following:

  • community property owned by a debtor and the debtor's non-filing spouse or former spouse (Question 16);
  • environmental information (Question 17);
  • any consolidated tax group of a corporate debtor (Question 24); and
  • the debtor's contributions to any employee pension fund (Question 25).

The amended official form 7 is located on the court's website at www.paeb.uscourts.gov under Local Rules and Forms. The form is also available under www.uscourts.gov/bankform. The amended form is effective immediately.

Joseph Simmons
Clerk of Court
January 2, 2001