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New Prime Rate as of March 17, 2020

Effective March 17, 2020, the new Prime Rate is 3.25%, which means the presumptive rate per Administrative Order 17-02 is now 5.25%.  For cases that are confirmed on or after March 17, 2020 and reference Administrative Order 17-02 for personal property secured claims, the rate to use is decreased from 6.75% to 5.25%.

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New Moratorium Forms

By General
September 02, 2020 Category: Moratorium Forms

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.

341 Exams being held telephonically until further notice

By General
April 02, 2020 Category: General

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 sjenkins@ch13cleve.com, at least 7 days in advance of the meeting so that arrangements can be made for participation.

Trustee's Percentage Fee

By General
April 02, 2020 Category: General

Effective April 1, 2020, the Trustee administrative fee is 9%.

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