My staff and I spent an hour today with a webinar about the new and “improved” Official Forms which we will be required to use starting December 1, 2015.
The forms have much of the same information, but they are arranged differently and named differently. There will be a steep learning curve when we are required to file new cases with these forms.
Some of the changes make sense — for instance, now that same-sex marriage is legal, the terms are “spouse 1” and “spouse 2”. Some of the changes don’t make sense — for instance, instead of listing the collection agency which is trying to collect for Discover Card immediately after Discover Card, the collection agency gets listed on a different page!
Anyway, these changes are not the end of the world, but expect trustee meetings to take longer for a few months while we get used to these changed forms.