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Wed, 2014-05-07

The Judicial Conference has amended and increased filing fees for bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings. The administrative fee, which is assessed at filing in every bankruptcy case, was formerly $46 for each chapter. On June 1, 2014, the...

Fri, 2014-04-25

Bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2014, fell 11 percent when compared to bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2013, according to statistics released today by the Administrative Office of the U.S....

Mon, 2014-04-21

As of April 16, 2014, Michael Ford is appointed as the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Northern Division of the Northern District of Alabama.

Tue, 2014-03-11

An in-depth look at the caseload of the federal courts can be found in the...

Fri, 2014-02-28

Pursuant to Bankr. N.D. Ala. R. 2016-1(l) Compensation for Debtors’ Attorneys in Chapter 13 Cases, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama will implement revised chapter 13 attorney compensation...

Thu, 2014-02-27

Effective February 26, 2014

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama has entered Administrative Order 14-01. This order supersedes and abrogates all prior orders of this Court regarding the deposit and...

Wed, 2013-11-27

Congress has taken no action on the amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure, and the Federal Rules of Evidence approved by the Supreme Court and transmitted to Congress on April 16, 2013. Therefore...

Thu, 2013-11-21

Financial management course providers are allowed to file the certificate of completion for debtors.

Wed, 2013-10-23

During calendar year 2012, 1.1 million bankruptcy petitions were filed by individuals with primarily consumer debt. Filers had a median average monthly income of $2,743, most filed under chapter 7, and for more debtors in 2012 this was not the...

Fri, 2011-04-22

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