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Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Wed, 11/27/2019

On November 26, 2019, the President signed the “Divisional Realignment for the Eastern District of Arkansas Act of 2019.”  The Act provides that it is effective on the date of enactment. 

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Wed, 11/27/2019

There are several upcoming changes regarding the rules and forms which will impact bankruptcy practice.  The amended rules and forms are effective December 1, 2019.  The amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure include Rules 4001(c...

Wed, 10/30/2019

On August 23, 2019, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, P.L. 116-54 (SBRA) was enacted into law. The SBRA creates a new subchapter V of chapter 11 for the reorganization of small business debtors. It creates an alternative procedure...

Tue, 10/01/2019

Pending Changes in the Bankruptcy Forms

Forms effective October 1, 2019

On August 26, 2019, the President signed into law the Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act of 2019 (the HAVEN Act) Public Law No. 116-52.  The HAVEN...

Wed, 09/18/2019

JUDGE BARRY’S HOT SPRINGS DIVISIONAL DATE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO 12/19/19

Fri, 03/08/2019

On April 1, 2019, automatic adjustments to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and one provision in Title 28 of the United States Code will go into effect. The adjusted dollar amounts will apply to cases filed...

Wed, 08/08/2018

Pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 3015.1, the court previously approved a local plan form for Chapter 13 cases filed in the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas effective December 1, 2017.   Revisions to the local plan form have been approved by...

Thu, 07/19/2018

Please click below to review copies of the court's Order(s) Regarding Certifications in Chapter 13 Cases. The orders reference the required filing of the Certificate Regarding Domestic Support Obligation (DSO) and the Statement of Completion of...

Mon, 04/02/2018

Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure Rule 3015(c) requires the court to either adopt the official form for a plan filed in a Chapter 13 case (Official Form 113) or to adopt a local form plan in accordance with new Rule 3015.1 (effective December...

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