AMENDMENTS OF VOLUNTARY PETITIONS, LISTS, SCHEDULES AND STATEMENTS
- Amendments to Voluntary Petitions, Lists, Schedules and Statements may be made by filing the original with the Clerk. Amendments must contain a caption which includes the case number, case name and the title of the document. The amendment must be executed and acknowledged by the debtor and attorney of record, if any, in the same manner that the item being amended was originally executed. Amended schedules should be filed as complete versions of the schedules as opposed to merely identifying changes. Any changes, additions, or deletions must be clearly indicated, whether by separate notice or otherwise.
- The debtor shall notice the amendment to any person or entity affected thereby, the case trustee, and to the U.S. Trustee's office. A certificate of service shall be filed with the Clerk.
- Amendments adding additional creditors to the schedules require the appropriate filing fee and shall be accompanied by an additional mailing matrix which contains the names and addresses of only the creditors being added.
- Adding Creditors in a Closed No Asset Case: If the case is a closed Chapter 7 case with no distribution to creditors, a "Certificate and Affidavit for Adding Creditors to Schedules in a Closed Case" form available at www.flnb.uscourts.gov, must be completed and filed.
- An amended Statement of Social Security Number, form available at www.flnb.uscourts.gov, should be completed to correct a previously filed social security or individual taxpayer identification number and retained by the filer for four years after the case or proceeding is closed with a copy of the amended form mailed to the Clerk’s Office.
Note to Self-Represented Debtors: As with the original Statement of Social Security Number, the amended Statement of Social Security Number should NOT be filed electronically or sent via e-mail. In addition, under the Bankruptcy Rules, notice of the correct Social Security number needs to be sent to all creditors, the United States Trustee, and the case trustee. A truncated or redacted copy of the notice showing only the last four digits should be filed with the Court.
Note to ALL Debtors: If the last four digits of the Social Security Number that appear on the petition are incorrect, the debtor shall file an amended petition with notice to all parties.
Advisory Committee Notes
The amended rule only includes stylistic, non-substantive changes. The format of subdivisions is changed to maintain a consistent style across all rules. Subdivisions (D) and (E) are amended to maintain a consistent style for references to the court’s website. The notes following the rule are amended to improve readability.