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Major changes coming in bankruptcy court Oct. 1

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The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana is reminding practitioners that some amendments to local rules taking effect next month “may significantly impact” bankruptcy attorney practices.

Beginning Oct. 1, the court is shifting responsibility for distribution of most orders to the prevailing parties. The order will indicate what party should make the distribution and file a certificate of service.

Clerk Kevin P. Dempsey encourages attorneys to become familiar with the requirements that the movant distribute notice of certain motions, such as motions for turnover, motions to sell, and motions to settle/compromise. Sample forms, some of which combine the motion with the notice, are scheduled to be available Wednesday on the court’s website.

Also, the debtors’ bar will be required to distribute Chapter 13 plans after the original and the first and second amended plans, as well as to distribute any motion to modify a plan brought by the debtor.

Dempsey’s reminder is available on the court’s website.  Until the local rule amendments are posted Oct. 1, attorneys may read General Order 12-003 to view what changes will be in effect.  

 

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