Trustee's Administration Fee
Effective May 31, 2013, the Trustee's administration fee is 4.2%.
New Form Chapter 13 Plan effective April 15, 2013
On March 14, 2013, the Bankruptcy Judges for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division (Cleveland) entered Administrative Order No. 13-02, which adopts the New Form Plan for Chapter 13 Cases filed in Cleveland. Administrative Order No. 13-02 indicates that it will be mandatory for all new cases filed on or after April 15, 2013 to use the new Form Plan. The new Form Plan can be found in the Library section of this website as well as on the website for the Bankruptcy Court.
Authorization for Electronic Funds Transfer
At this time, the Trustee’s office is offering practicing Chapter 13 Attorneys the ability to receive monthly attorney fee disbursements through an electronic fund transfer. Please contact Kelly Barton of the Trustee’s office to request an “Authorization for Electronic Funds Transfer” form.
Viewing the new Chapter 13 Plan effective April 15, 2013 from the Trustee's website
When viewing the PDF version of the new Form Chapter 13 Plan effective April 15, 2013 from the Chapter 13 Trustee’s website, the Plan can only be viewed using Internet Explorer.
Chapter 13 Trustee Fee in Unconfirmed cases that are either Dismissed or Converted
The Chapter 13 Trustee fee in unconfirmed cases that are either dismissed or converted will be changing effective October 1, 2012.
Currently, the Cleveland Chapter 13 Trustee’s office collects a $45.00 fee. Under new rules established by the United States Trustee, Chapter 13 Trustees will now collect their allowed percentage fee based on the funds received from the debtor instead of a fixed fee.
Welcome to the Website
Welcome to the website of Craig Shopneck, Chapter 13 Trustee. This site provides helpful information regarding the Trustee's administration of Chapter 13 cases and answers common questions regarding Chapter 13 practice in the Northern District of Ohio - Eastern Division (Cleveland). The information presented here should not be construed to be legal advice. If you have legal questions, you should contact your attorney.
Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee
Craig Shopneck, Trustee
200 Public Square, Suite 3860
Cleveland Ohio 44114-2321
Attorney use only:
Email: Please contact Trustee's office
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Chapter 13 Trustee
P.O. Box 593
Memphis, TN 38101-0593
The debtor's name and case number must appear on the face of all payments and correspondence.