Michael H Meyer


Standing Chapter 13 Trustee

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

The Michael H. Meyer Chapter 13 Trusteeship is closed to the public until further notice. We will answer or return phone calls as time is available. We are processing cases and receipts and will disburse to creditors at the end of the month. Important notes below.

Plan Payments by Debtors:

Our office has received many phone calls from debtors asking what to do about making the monthly payments. Debtors should talk to their attorneys about their options and the best course of action based on their situation. The trustee does not have the authority to waive payments required by the bankruptcy court's orders.

341 Meeting of Creditors:

The U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that section 341 meetings be conducted through alternative means not requiring in-person appearance to all cases filed during the period of the President's "Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak" issued March 13, 2020, and ending on the date that is 60 days after such declaration terminates. The Proclamation was issued on March 13th and continues until the President declares we are beyond the national health emergency. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules.

Mortgages and Forbearance:

On May 15, 2020, the judges for the Eastern District of California issued General Order 20-03 which provides procedures for a debtor that has received a Forbearance from their lender to have the Chapter 13 trustee administer the Forbearance like a Notice of Payment Change and reduce not only the payment to the mortgage creditor, but also the payment required under the Chapter 13 plan. Click here to read the General Order.

Please visit this website often for updated information.

Michael H. Meyer
Chapter 13 Trustee


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