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Brett N. Rodgers

Attorney Documents

We have set up a website where you can upload your documents. You will need to provide our office with your IP address and we will provide your office with a user name and password. We will email you instructions once your office is set up. 

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Debtor Attorneys, Creditors & Creditor Attorneys will use the www.trustee13.com link. Please see the Link below for instructions and internet access agreement.

Internet Information Access agreement - for access to the Trustee13.com website for Debtor Attorneys, Creditors and Creditor Attorneys

To access case information use this link.

Trustee13.com- Debtor Attorney, Creditor & Creditor Attorneys web site

Frequently Asked Questions About Trustee13.com Website

 

Property Tax

Reminder to Attorneys - please remind your clients to pay their post petition property taxes if they are not escrowed through their Chapter 13 Plan.

TAX RETURN AND REFUNDS REQUIREMENTS LETTER

COPY OF LETTER TAX RETURN AND REFUNDS REQUIREMENTS

****IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING TAX RETURNS******

Please insure that when you provide a copy of tax returns and W2's to our office that you black-out the following:

                   First 5 digits of debtors' social security number

                   Entire name & entire social security number of children

                   Banking account numbers and routing numbers

Also, we are requesting that all documents be emailed in PDF format to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

TRICKETT NOTICE


To all Debtor's counsel:

Below see plan language I would approve to give creditors adequate notice to file joint claims when the Debtors take the state entireties exemption under 11 USC § 522(b)(2) and MCLA 600.5451(1)(o). This will prevent a later costly Notice from going out and should preserve the Claims bar date. Thanks, BNR

NECESSITY OF FILING JOINT CLAIMS (Trickett Notice):

The Debtor(s) have claimed the “State Exemptions" pursuant to 11 USC § 522(b)(2) and MCLA 600.5451(1)(o) in regard to certain real and personal property owned by the Debtor(s) and his/her spouse as tenants by the entireties. Under Michigan law, however, such property may not be exempt as to creditors who hold a joint claim against the Debtor(s) and his/her spouse. As a result, legitimate Joint Creditors may receive a larger dividend than creditors who have only an individual claim against the Debtor.

Creditors are advised that they have until the bar date set forth in the “Notice of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Case, Meeting of the Creditors and Deadlines” (deadline to file Proof of Claim) to file a Proof of Claim in this Bankruptcy proceeding which must be clearly marked as a “JOINT CLAIM” if you hold a joint claim against the Debtor(s) and his/her spouse or are otherwise entitled to a joint judgment against them. Such claims must attach any supporting documentation to support the joint claim and should be filed according to the instructions on the Proof of Claim form you receive from the court. Failure to file a joint claim or individual claim by the aforementioned deadline will result in no dividend being paid to you. If you have any questions regarding the above you should contact your attorney.

CASES CONVERTING FROM CHAPTER 13 TO CHAPTER 7

When a Chapter 13 Case converts to Chapter 7 and the debtor's attorney files an Application for Fees they should either mail, fax or email the Chapter 13 Trustee a copy because they will not receive notice of the application electronically.


NOTICE: To print from Chapter 13 Trustee Remote Access website, your printer must be compatible with terminal services and have network capabilities. (Examples of these printers: HP Laserjet 8000 or Laserjet 4000.) Be aware that multifunction or bubble jet printers will not work. Per our IT support company, terminal services works differently from Citrix.  It now takes an additional setup at the remote office in order for printing to work properly. You can either contact your IT person or Zylatech, LLC at (616) 608-0005 to complete this additional setup.  When contacting Zylatech, please choose the technical support option.

IMPORTANT CHANGE ON DOCUMENT UPLOADS

Starting April 30, 2013 we will no longer be accepting documents though  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We have set up a website where you can upload your documents. You will need to provide our office with your IP address and we will provide your office with a user name and password. We will email you instructions once your office is set up.

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*Please use the new Chapter 13 Model Plan*

Documents

Model Plan PDF

Model Plan Word Document

341 Checklist - Documents that are required prior to the First Meeting of Creditors.

Pre 341 Questionaire - To be completed at the First Meeting of Creditors.

Yellow Book - Explanation of debtors duties under Chapter 13

Overview of Business Cases - Overview of Business cases for Attorneys and Debtors.

Transmittal of Tax Returns -BAPCPA

Tax Return And Refund Requirements

Document Transmittal Letter - Documents needed for the First Meeting of Creditors are due 10 days prior to the meeting.

Notice to Chapter 13 Debtors of Initial Required Information - Welcome Letter.

Notice to Debtor re: Production of Documents - Documents required for the First Meeting of Creditors. 

Notice to Debtor re: Payment Policies - Where to sent your payment. 

Michigan's Helping Hardest Hit Homeowner's Program - (Step Forward) - BNR Version

Home Affordable Modification Program for Homeowners in Bankruptcy (HAMP)

HAMP FAQ'S

       Nuts and Bolts in Chapters 7 and 13 - FBA Power Point 2014