Counsel may monitor a client’s case through the Chapter 13 Network. If you do not have a log-in to the Chapter 13 Network, you may agree to the Online Access Agreement and Terms and request a log-in.
Counsel shall submit all documents to the Trustee’s Office by uploading them through the secure website Bankruptcy Documents (formerly known as Chapter 13 Docs). Please do not email documents, especially those containing PII information, to the Trustee’s Office.
If you do not have a log-in to Bankruptcy Documents/Chapter 13 Docs, you may register for one. Instructions for uploading documents on Bankruptcy Documents website are available on its website.
The Trustee has developed the following procedures and guidelines to assist with common matters that arise in a chapter 13 case:
341 MEETING NOTES (Email):
After the conclusion of the section 341 meeting of creditors, the Trustee’s office will send debtor’s counsel an email with the Trustee’s 341 worksheet, which includes a list of the documents that need to be produced by the debtor, as well as a list of deficiencies in the proposed plan and any other notes necessary to the case.
MATTERS LISTING/CALENDAR (13Network and Bankruptcy Documents):
After the 341 meeting, the Trustee uses the Matters Listing/Calendar as the primary means to communicate outstanding matters, including outstanding documents, plan deficiencies and the Trustee’s anticipated recommendation in advance of the confirmation hearing. The Matters Listing/Calendar is available on both the 13Network website (where it is called the “Matters Listing”) and the Bankruptcy Documents website (where it is called “Matters Calendar”). The information is identical under both websites.
Generally, the list of outstanding documents will be made available on the Matters Listing/Calendar shortly after the 341 meeting. The list of plan deficiencies, Trustee’s anticipated recommendation and any other Trustee notes related to the case are generally made available on the Matters Listing/Calendar approximately two weeks prior to the scheduled confirmation hearing. The notes will continue to be updated throughout the weeks leading up to the scheduled confirmation hearing, and counsel should routinely check these notes during this period to stay up to date on the status of the case and any new requests or changes.
This process is discussed in more detail under the Confirmation Procedures guidelines.
- 341 Meeting Appearance Form
- Attorney Declaration Regarding Confirmation of Debtor Identify and Social Security Number (Remote- 341 Meetings)
- Authorization for Creditor to Release Information to the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee
- Self-Employment Questionnaire
- Projected Business Budget/Profit and Loss Statement
- Wage Order
- Consent Order Setting Any Future Dismissal with Prejudice (Repeat Filings)
- Affidavit of Contribution to Household Income
Attorneys should not place the Trustee’s or her staff attorney’s electronic signature on any pleadings filed with the Court. To the extent the Trustee consents or has no objection to the pleading, the Trustee will file a “Trustee’s Notice of No Objection” or “Trustee’s Notice of Consent” event in CM/ECF and link that event to the pleading filed by counsel.
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