Fred Reigle, standing chapter 13 trustee in Reading, PA passed away last summer. William C. Miller served as the Interim Trustee. Effective January 7, 2019, Scott F. Waterman, Esquire, has been appointed as the permanent standing trustee in Reading. The document that follows has been prepared to help explain the effect of this transition: Notice – Reading FAQ
This is a reminder that there were amendments to the EDPA Local Rules, including an amended form chapter 13 plan, effective 12/1/18. These can be found in the News & Announcements section of the Court’s website. Also, under the For Attorneys link to the right on this site, there is a link to the amended form plan on the court’s site.
Effective October 1, 2018, the trustee commission in cases assigned to William C. Miller will be 7.6%, which will be collected on plan payments as they are received.
As we have always recommended, for plan confirmation purposes, please calculate the fee at the ten percent statutory maximum, to avoid having plans which become underfunded due to future percentage fee changes.
We are now using a new service called 13Documents to accept tax returns, insurance information, bank account statements, and other documents in a more secure manner. The address for this service is www.13documents.com. Applications to use the service can be made at that address.
As required previously (see Notice below), documents will need to be redacted (Social Security, loan account, bank account, and insurance policy numbers) prior to upload. A redaction certification is required before all uploads.
Documents should be submitted to 13Documents in PDF format (Adobe).
Our preferred method for document receipt is now through 13Documents. To transition, we will continue to accept documents via email for the balance of August, 2016, and through Friday, September 16, 2016. Thereafter, emails can continue to be used to communicate with our office, but not to transmit documents (with the exception of proofs of payment, requests for car letters, and stipulations requiring signature).
Questions regarding the use of 13Documents can be directed to David Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE COMPLY WITH BANKRUPTCY RULE 9037 (a) (SEE BELOW) WITH RESPECT TO ANY DOCUMENTS PROVIDED TO US.
(a) Redacted Filings. Unless the court orders otherwise, in an electronic or paper filing made with the court that contains an individual’s social-security number, taxpayer-identification number, or birth date, the name of an individual, other than the debtor, known to be and identified as a minor, or a financial-account number, a party or nonparty making the filing may include only:
(1) the last four digits of the social-security number and taxpayer-identification number;
(2) the year of the individual’s birth;
(3) the minor’s initials; and
(4) the last four digits of the financial-account number.
In addition, the redaction should include insurance policy numbers. Note that many homeowners’ policies include mortgage-loan account information.
National Data Center
Parties of interest, including debtors, creditors, and attorneys may gain access to caseload information via the National Data Center.
Debtor attorneys may gain access to our caseload hosted by our software provider Satori & Assocates via the website trustee13.com. To sign up for access, please email the following form to Michele Ivey at email@example.com.