(a) Purpose. These Local Bankruptcy Rules (“Rules”) and forms supplement the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (“Fed. R. Bankr. P.”) and the Official Bankruptcy Forms (“Official Forms”).
(b) General Applicability. Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, these Rules apply in all cases and proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado.
(c) Applicability of Rules to Unrepresented Parties. Individuals who are not represented by an attorney are bound by these Rules and any reference to “attorney” applies to individuals who are not represented by an attorney unless otherwise noted.
(d) Citation to the Rules. These Rules are to be cited as the Local Bankruptcy Rules (“L.B.R.”) and these forms as the Local Bankruptcy Forms (“L.B.F.”).
(e) Reference to Debtor. Any reference to “debtor” includes both “debtors” in a joint case.
(f) Effective Date. The effective date of these Rules is December 1, 2017. These Rules supersede all previous local rules and orders adopting or amending local rules. Further, these Rules will govern in all bankruptcy cases or adversary proceedings commenced on or after December 1, 2017, and all pending cases and proceedings insofar as just and practicable.
(g) Compliance. Failure to comply with these Rules may result in an adverse ruling or the imposition of appropriate sanctions.