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Change in the distribution of the Chapter 13 Trustee's Annual Reports of Receipts and Disbursements -

Beginning January 1, 2016, the Trustee's office changed the timing for the preparation and mailing of Annual Reports of Receipts and Disbursements. Annual reports will be mailed based on the anniversary month of the Chapter 13 bankruptcy case filing. For example, the bankruptcy case was filed in the month of May, the annual report will cover the 12-month period beginning May 1st and ending April 30th. If the case was filed in the month of October, the annual report will cover the 12-month period October 1st through September 30th.

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Trustee's Percentage Fee

Posted By General
September 26, 2023 Category: General

As of October 1, 2023, the adminstrative fee will increase to

New Prime Rate effective July 27, 2023

Posted By General
August 01, 2023 Category: General

Effective July 27, 2023, the new Prime Rate is 8.50%, which means the presumptive rate per Administrative Order 17-02 is now 10.50%. For cases that are confirmed on or after July 27, 2023, and reference Administrative Order 17-02 for personal property secured claims, the rate to use is increased from 10.25% to

Warning: Scammer Alert

Posted By General
June 07, 2022 Category: Scam

A Trustee’s office received a call from a debtor who said he had been communicating with the Trustee through text messaging and that the Trustee advised the Debtor that he was $1,500.00 behind on his case.  The scammer proceeded to tell the Debtor he would need to send $1,500.00 in gift cards. The debtor then used cash to purchase 3 gift cards of $500.00 each, scratched off the gift card sticker and sent pictures of the front and back of the gift cards through text message to the scammers.   The Trustee’s office found out about this when the debtor called to verify that the office had received the $1,500.00 payment.  By that time, the scammers had all the information needed to spend the $1,500.00 for on-line purchases.   The debtor continued to communicate with the scammers (after the Trustee’s office told him not to) and asked them to prove it was the Trustee by giving him names of people who worked in the office.  The scammers dropped some names of attorneys that we think they may have gotten from an internet search for local bankruptcy attorneys.   The phone number given to the debtor is no longer in service - not a surprise.  Additionally, Trustee's believe the same kind of scam could be perpetrated by the scammers pretending to be a mortgage company or servicer and claiming that the mortgage is behind.   Please remember:  the Trustee will never text, call or email a Debtor asking for payments to b

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