Must the chapter 13 trustee pay a secured creditor listed in the plan if no proof of claim has been filed? The plan language is ambiguous, but a new nonstandard provision being added to plans in the EDKY will provide clarity. Read on for more information.
I have a new policy regarding the deadlines for filing prepetition tax returns. Debtors have only 60 days after the first date set for the section 341 meeting to get tax returns filed. For 2019 cases, debtors must file 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 tax returns before the plan can be confirmed. Read on for more details.
A secured claim filed after the bar date in a chapter 13 case was disallowed as late, even though the claim had been provided for in the confirmed plan. You can download a copy of the court’s order from a link in this post.
If you are using “quick fix” amendments to plans instead of filing complete amended plans to make changes before confirmation, read on for a new policy restricting the use of those abbreviated plan amendments.
Read a quick update on increases in the prime rate of interest and in my percentage fee.
This post is about the basics of § 522(f) lien avoidances in chapter 13 cases – not the mathematical “how-to,” but the types of liens that can be avoided and the importance of claiming exemptions.
Debtors’ attorneys in the EDKY: This post addresses three issues: (1) the Debtor Handbook; (2) a new letter going to debtors at confirmation; and (3) more specific information about your clients’ obligations to pay post-confirmation tax refunds or bonuses or to provide documents.