Newer, But Not "Simpler" Bankruptcy Forms on the Way

As of December 1, 2015, most of the forms used to file bankruptcy will be getting a brand new look.  The idea is supposedly to make them simpler and easier to read.  When has a government agency ever really made something simpler?  Not yet.  

Instead, sneak previews of the new forms show that one-page forms have turned into four-page forms.  The one, standard cover sheet has now turned into four different choices for a filing sheet--you figure out which fits your case!  A typical filing is currently about 50 pages long. With new forms, that total is bound to increase significantly.