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Information Regarding Chapter 13

Effective December 1, 2017, amendments to several federal and local rules and forms will become effective. Primary among them will be the change in Chapter 13 plan forms. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts did not adopt the national plan (Official Form 113) and instead adopted its own local Chapter 13 plan form (Official Local Form 3). This page is designed to provide you with helpful information regarding the new forms and rules which will become effective on December 1, 2017.


Amended or New Official Local Forms per Standing Orders 2017-04 and 2017-06 (Effective December 1, 2017)

Exhibits 1-4 of the Chapter 13 Plan (effective December 1, 2017) are located below. These duplicate forms are found in the Plan but may be used if you are filling out the exhibits separately or need additional pages for those forms.


Amended or New Federal Rules and Forms
(Effective December 1, 2017)


Amended or New Local Rules per Standing Orders 2017-05
(Effective December 1, 2017)

The following amended or new local rules, MLBR 3002-1, MLBR 3007-1, MLBR 3015-2, MLBR 3017-2, MLBR, Appendix, Rule 13-4, 13-5, 13-10, 13-12, 13-13, 13-22, and MLBR, Appendix 4(d) are set forth here [Standing Order 2017-5].


Local Resources



1. Can I upload a fillable PDF into CM/ECF?
No, the PDF must be flattened prior to upload.

2. Do I have to use the fillable PDF to fill out the Chapter 13 Plan?
No, you can use either the fillable PDF or the non-fillable PDF to fill out the form.

3. Does the fillable form make mathematical calculations?
No, it does not.