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  • LOCAL BANKRUPTCY RULES

    FOR THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT

    FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA

    Honorable Benjamin P. Hursh

    Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge

    Effective July 1, 2019

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    LOCAL BANKRUPTCY RULES

    FOR THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT

    FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    RULE 1001-1. Scope, Applicability, and Promulgation of Local Rules; Short Title. ................... 1

    (a) Scope. ............................................................................................................................ 1 (b) Applicability. ................................................................................................................. 1 (c) Promulgation. ................................................................................................................ 1 (d) Numbering. .................................................................................................................... 1 (e) Electronic Filing and Address Changes. ....................................................................... 1

    RULE 1002-1. Petition - General. .................................................................................................. 1

    (a) Petitions. ........................................................................................................................ 1 (b) Filing. ............................................................................................................................ 1

    (c) No Blank Items. ............................................................................................................. 2

    RULE 1005-1. Petition - Caption. .................................................................................................. 2 (a) Debtor’s Current Name. ................................................................................................ 2

    (1) Corporations ...................................................................................................... 2

    (2) Joint Petitions. ................................................................................................... 2 (b) Other Names Used by the Debtor. ................................................................................ 2

    (c) Debtor’s Current Address. ............................................................................................. 2 RULE 1006-1. Fees; Installment Payments. ................................................................................... 2

    (a) General .......................................................................................................................... 2

    (b) Failure to Pay Installment. ............................................................................................ 3 RULE 1007-1. Schedules, Statement of Financial Affairs, Statement of Social Security Number,

    and Other Official Forms ……………… 3 (a) No Blank Items. ............................................................................................................. 3

    (b) Summary of Assets and Liabilities................................................................................ 3 (c) Corporate or Limited Liability Company Petition ........................................................ 3

    (d) Dismissal of Case. ......................................................................................................... 3 (e) Extension of Time ......................................................................................................... 4 (f) Retention of Signed Copies. .......................................................................................... 4

    (1) Original Signatures ............................................................................................ 4 (2) Scanned Signatures ........................................................................................... 4

    (g) Supplemental Personal Property List. ........................................................................... 4

    (1) Restrictions Regarding Debtor’s Tax Information. ........................................... 5 (2) Tax Refunds. ..................................................................................................... 5

    RULE 1007-2. Master Mailing List. ............................................................................................... 6 (1) Voluntary Case. ................................................................................................. 6 (2) Involuntary Case. .............................................................................................. 6 (3) Duty to Supplement. .......................................................................................... 6

    (b) Accuracy and Completeness. ........................................................................................ 6

    (c) Dismissal of Case. ......................................................................................................... 6 RULE 1009-1. Amendments to Petition, Schedules, Master Mailing List and Statement. ............ 7

    (a) Amendments .................................................................................................................. 7

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    (b) Interlineation ................................................................................................................. 7

    (c) Denomination of Amendment. ...................................................................................... 7

    (d) Notification.................................................................................................................... 7 RULE 1015-1. Joint Administration and Consolidation................................................................. 7

    (a) Joint Administration ...................................................................................................... 7 (b) Consolidation ................................................................................................................ 7

    RULE 1017-1. Dismissal or Conversion. ....................................................................................... 8

    (1) Motion by Debtor for Conversion from Chapter 7 ........................................... 8 (2) Motion by Debtor for Dismissal from Chapter 7 .............................................. 8 (3) Motion by Debtor for Dismissal from Chapter 12 ............................................ 8 (4) Notice of Conversion from Chapter 12 ............................................................. 8

    (b) Motion to Dismiss or Convert Filed by Trustee or Other Party in Interest. .................. 8

    (c) Dismissal or Conversion upon Debtor Defaulting under Terms of Confirmed Plan. ... 9

    (d) Dismissal of Related Title 11 Proceedings and Matters. .............................................. 9 (e) Trustee’s Professional’s Fees. ....................................................................................... 9

    RULE 1019-1. Conversion from One Chapter to Another. ............................................................ 9

    (a) Debtor’s Schedules ........................................................................................................ 9 (b) Notification.................................................................................................................... 9

    RULE 1074-1. Representation of Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies,

    Trusts, Associations, and Other Legal Entities. ................................................................ 10 RULE 2002-1. Notice to Creditors and Other Parties in Interest. ................................................ 10

    (a) Duty to Provide Notice. ............................................................................................... 10 (b) Chapter 12 ................................................................................................................... 10 (c) Method of Service. ...................................................................................................... 10

    (d) Certification of Service. .............................................................................................. 10 RULE 2002-2. Requests for Special Notice. ................................................................................ 10

    RULE 2002-3. Notice to United States and Montana State Agencies. ......................................... 11 RULE 2002-4. Notice of Application for Professional Fees and Costs. ...................................... 11

    RULE 2003-1. Scheduling of Creditors’ Meetings, Bankruptcy Information Sheet, and Debtor

    Declaration Sheet. ............................................................................................................. 11

    RULE 2003-2. Time Limitations of Creditors’ Meetings. ........................................................... 11 RULE 2003-3. Attendance and Cooperation at Creditors’ Meetings. .......................................... 12 RULE 2003-4. Continuance of Creditors’ Meetings. ................................................................... 12

    RULE 2003-5. Debtor Duties. ...................................................................................................... 13 (a) Identification................................................................................................................ 13 (b) Cooperation. ..............................................................................................

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