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Welcome to the Website
Welcome to the website of Lauren A. Helbling, Chapter 13 Trustee. This site provides helpful information regarding the Trustee's administration of Chapter 13 bankruptcy 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.
Chapter 13 Trustee
P.O. Box 593
Memphis, TN 38101-0593
The debtor's name and case number must appear on all checks and money orders.
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Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee
Lauren A. Helbling, Trustee
200 Public Square, Suite 3860
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-2321
Send only correspondence to this address
Click this button to connect to your scheduled Meeting of Creditors. Use the information below to gain access to the waitng room.
Meeting ID: 398 441 6706
Debtor Payment Information
Debtors may now make an online payment from a checking or savings account.
This address is for payments only. Do not send correspondence or documents to this address.
This payment method allows debtors to set up automatic monthly transfers from a checking or savings account. This form must be submitted to the Trustee.
Check with your attorney to find out if you are eligible for TFS Bill Pay.
TFS Bill Pay contact information:
888-729-2413 or www.tfsbillpay.com
Employer Payment Information
If you are an employer and are interested in submitting funds electronically, please click this button and look for the “Employer” button on the TFS Website.
For debtors, attorneys and creditors seeking bankruptcy case information.
This tool provides attorneys a secure method to deliver bankruptcy case documents to the Trustee.
Initial access to this portal is by invitation only.
Creditor Disbursement Information
The Trustee's office disburses creditor payments, attorney fees and debtor refunds on or about the 10th of each month.
If you are an attorney or creditor and are interested in receiving your payments via electronic funds transfer (EFT), please complete and submit the EFT form to the Trustee's office. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Plaga at firstname.lastname@example.org.