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Changes to Federal and Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms

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Chapter 13 Trustee, EDKY: Trustee's Blog

Significant changes in the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure become effective on December 1, 2017.  For example:

  • Secured creditors will be required to file claims by the bar date.
  • The bar date for most claims (secured and unsecured) will be 70 days after the petition date.
  • The plan will need to be served like a complaint in an adversary proceeding if the plan values collateral or avoids liens.
  • The chapter 13 plan will change.

Because of the forthcoming federal rule changes, the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky has published for comment its proposed new chapter 13 plan, other local forms, and changes to the KYEB Local Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.  The deadline for submitting comments is July 15, 2017.

We will spend time over the next several months discussing the new rules, but for now,it is important for everyone to review the proposed local forms and…

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May 26, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My “best kept secret” practice

Most of my colleagues know that I find a tremendous overlap between practicing bankruptcy and practicing family law. One of the top reasons, if not the very top reason, for people filing bankruptcy is a divorce. However, I also have another practice area that fits well with both of these other practices and that is Family Law Mediation. I encourage you to please check out my other blog here at Bluegrass Conflict Resolution. Not only am I a trained mediator in this area, but my former career was focused on counseling and helping heal relationships. So, it is a natural extension that draws upon my skill set and experience.

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I’ll be teaching a session at Collection Law: Start to Finish

Just wanted my colleagues to know that I will be representing debtors’ attorneys at a NBI seminar entitled Collection Law: Start to Finish. I hope to give creditors’ attorneys some insight into what we look at in assessing a bankruptcy in the intake process.

May 22, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment