Base and Unsecured Base
When reviewing Chapter 13 bankruptcy case information on the NDC (National Data Center) website, debtors, creditors and attorneys will see Base or Unsecured Base information. These fields are used by the Trustee to track the amount to be paid to creditors during the term of the bankruptcy case.
Effective October 1, 2020, the Trustee administrative fee is 6.5%.
The Trustees office is pleased to announce the creation of new forms to be used to obtain a moratorium of plan payments. The forms can be found in the Library section of this website. Notably the forms provide for a standard 3 month moratorium period running from the 1st day of the first month and end on the last day of the third month, addresses conduit issues and automatically provides for refunds to the debtor(s) if appropriate. The standardized forms are not required, but they are intended to reduce objections and ease administration which helps everyone involved.
Due to the current National and State Declarations of Public Health Emergencies, all 341 exams will be conducted telephonically until further notice. The trustees office will initiate the call to the debtors attorney and the debtors attorney will conference in the debtor(s). The attorney will be responsible, as an officer of the court, to verify the debtors photo identification and social security number. Please provide our office the with the best telephone number to use for the exam. Any creditor or other party in interest that wishes to participate in the meeting of creditors must contact Sandi Jenkins at 216-621-4268 x 131, or firstname.lastname@example.org, at least 7 days in advance of the meeting so that arrangements can be made for participation.