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COMMUNICATIONS

We are establishing an office-wide policy to improve our efficiency and communication with the debtors’ bar.  There is a tendency to initiate contact with the chapter 13 office for an upcoming Court list on the afternoon of the day before the hearing. This puts a strain on our staff and reduces the likelihood of a prompt reply.

To encourage earlier communication, we are requesting that any contact made for a weekly list be initiated at least 48 (business) hours before the list’s date/time.

If we receive such a timely request, then we shall commit to replying no later than noon on the (business) day immediately before the hearing. If a timely request is made and we fail to reply as agreed, please bring to the Trustee’s attention.

If a timely request is not made, and you receive no reply from us, then you should appear at the hearing.

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In an effort to protect the personal information of Debtors, our office is utilizing Bankruptcy Documents (bkdocs.us)for attorneys to submit tax returns, 341 documents and pay advices to the Trustee’s office. Thank you for helping us protect that information.  In addition to the bankruptcy documents we offer the following for your review.

Refunds prior to confirmation

June 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Refunds prior to confirmation

In cases dismissed prior to confirmation, any plan payment refunds, to which debtor are otherwise entitled, shall be sent to such debtors care of their counsel of record. Under certain circumstances, however, in the standing [...]

Filing Pay Advices

June 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Filing Pay Advices

Notice There has been less than full compliance with the requirements of Local Rule 1007-4, as reproduced below (effective 12/01/17). This creates an unnecessary administrative burden on the chapter 13 office, and may prevent a [...]

Regarding Tax Returns – 2022

June 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Regarding Tax Returns – 2022

Important Information About Tax Returns The Bankruptcy Code now imposes on you various requirements regarding tax returns, and if you fail to comply with those requirements, your case may be dismissed: Not later than 7 [...]

Trustee Commission

June 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Trustee Commission

Effective October 1, 2022, the trustee commission in cases assigned to Kenneth E. West will be 8%, which will be collected on plan payments as they are received. As we have always recommended, for plan [...]

Telephonic 341 Protocol

June 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Telephonic 341 Protocol

 The standing trustee office of Kenneth E. West (“Office”) will be conducting 341 meetings via conference telephone until further notice, as follows: Office has 4 conference lines to perform 341 meetings. Each attorney in the [...]

REDACTION

June 12th, 2022|Comments Off on REDACTION

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 [...]

COMMUNICATIONS

We are establishing an office-wide policy to improve our efficiency and communication with the debtors’ bar.  There is a tendency to initiate contact with the chapter 13 office for an upcoming Court list on the afternoon of the day before the hearing. This puts a strain on our staff and reduces the likelihood of a prompt reply.

To encourage earlier communication, we are requesting that any contact made for a weekly list be initiated at least 48 (business) hours before the list’s date/time.

If we receive such a timely request, then we shall commit to replying no later than noon on the (business) day immediately before the hearing. If a timely request is made and we fail to reply as agreed, please bring to the Trustee’s attention.

If a timely request is not made, and you receive no reply from us, then you should appear at the hearing.

*******

In an effort to protect the personal information of Debtors, our office is utilizing Bankruptcy Documents (bkdocs.us)for attorneys to submit tax returns, 341 documents and pay advices to the Trustee’s office. Thank you for helping us protect that information.  In addition to the bankruptcy documents we offer the following for your review.

Refunds prior to confirmation

June 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Refunds prior to confirmation

In cases dismissed prior to confirmation, any plan payment refunds, to which debtor are otherwise entitled, shall be sent to such debtors care of their counsel of record. Under certain circumstances, however, in the standing [...]

Filing Pay Advices

June 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Filing Pay Advices

Notice There has been less than full compliance with the requirements of Local Rule 1007-4, as reproduced below (effective 12/01/17). This creates an unnecessary administrative burden on the chapter 13 office, and may prevent a [...]

Regarding Tax Returns – 2022

June 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Regarding Tax Returns – 2022

Important Information About Tax Returns The Bankruptcy Code now imposes on you various requirements regarding tax returns, and if you fail to comply with those requirements, your case may be dismissed: Not later than 7 [...]

Trustee Commission

June 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Trustee Commission

Effective October 1, 2022, the trustee commission in cases assigned to Kenneth E. West will be 8%, which will be collected on plan payments as they are received. As we have always recommended, for plan [...]

Telephonic 341 Protocol

June 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Telephonic 341 Protocol

 The standing trustee office of Kenneth E. West (“Office”) will be conducting 341 meetings via conference telephone until further notice, as follows: Office has 4 conference lines to perform 341 meetings. Each attorney in the [...]

REDACTION

June 12th, 2022|Comments Off on REDACTION

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 [...]