The new forms are upon us. Here’s a link to the court’s website discussing those changes. The goal, I guess, was to make it easier for those who file without a bankruptcy attorney to understand the forms, but I’m not sure the changes will actually accomplish much. The fact remains that filing bankruptcy without an attorney can have dire consequences (especially if you have assets) and is rife with things that must be done mid-case to ultimately garner the Discharge Order. While I applaud the courts and the US Congress for working toward the noble goal of making the process easier, it still remains a fairly esoteric process and one that, because people will only ever file a bankruptcy rarely, if ever, in their lives, is best handled through the retention of counsel.