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 trustee’s discretion, such funds may be sent directly to the debtors.
Counsel are expected to handle such funds in accordance
with their obligations to their clients and under the bankruptcy code.
This policy is not intended to alter any established procedures with respect to court’s retention of jurisdiction over fee applications in cases in which counsel intend to be paid from such funds.
Kenneth E. West, Esquire Chapter 13 Standing Trustee