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341 Exams being held telephonically until further notice

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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

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April 02, 2020 Category: General

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

New Prime Rate as of March 17, 2020

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March 17, 2020 Category: General

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%.

National Form Plan to be used in Cleveland beginning December 1, 2017

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December 22, 2017 Category: General

The new national form plan will be mandatory in all cases filed on or after December 1, 2017. Relative thereto, new Administrative Orders were posted by the Bankruptcy Court on October 31, 2017 and may be accessed at www.ohnb.uscourts.gov/judges-info/administrative-orders. A form confirmation order is expected to be posted in the near future. General Order No. 17-1, has also been posted by the Bankruptcy Court relative to service of Chapter 13 Plans as of December 1, 2017.

For Attorneys Sending Documents to the Trustee

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January 05, 2015 Category: General

Debtor attorneys must use the Trustees secure Document Delivery Portal for sending case documents and correspondence related to those documents to the Trustee. If you have not yet registered for the Document Delivery Portal, please contact the Trustees office so that an invitation may be sent to you. You must use the invitation email for registering. You cannot register through the Trustees website.

Base and Unsecured Base

By General
September 12, 2014 Category: General

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.

Online Payment Method

By General
April 30, 2014 Category: General

Debtors may make their plan payments electronically. This online payment method known as ePay is available through this website and replaces the need for personal checks, money orders or cashiers checks. Payments are directed by the debtor from his/her bank checking or savings account to the Chapter 13 Trustee in the amount and frequency determined by the debtor. If you are interested in taking advantage of this payment option, please click on the ePay button located on the homepage of this website.

Authorization for Electronic Funds Transfer

By General
December 04, 2013 Category: General

Creditors may receive their monthly disbursements via an electronic funds transfer (EFT) instead of a check through the mail. Chapter 13 attorneys may also take advantage of EFT for receiving their allowed attorney fees. To sign up for electronic disbursements, click on the Electronic Funds Transfer button located on the home page of this website.

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