Chief Judge Robyn L. Moberly has signed General Order 15-0001, which makes a small edit to Local Rule B-2016-1(b)(6). That change was prompted by the Supreme Court’s decision in Harris v. Viegelahn, 135 S.Ct. 1829 (2015). The decision raises questions about the Chapter 13 trustee’s ability to disburse funds when the debtor converts to Chapter 7. Click here to access the General Order.
In addition to the local rules edit, the Rights and Responsibilities forms have also been updated to remove any reference to payment of counsel’s fees by the Chapter 13 trustee after conversion to Chapter 7. Click here for the PDF version of the order.
Both this PDF version and aWord version are available on the Court’s website under Forms>Local>Chapter 13.
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