Critical Case Comment: Sikes v. Crager

By Henry E. Hildebrand, III, Chapter 13 Trustee for the Middle District of Tennessee

Sikes v. Crager, 2011 WL 4591889 (W. D. La, Sept. 30, 2011) (Hicks)

A Chapter 13 plan proposing to pay only attorney’s fees and with little or no meaningful distribution to creditors is a plan not proposed in good faith.

Case Summary

Patricia Crager’s only source of income was Social Security and food stamps. She had four unsecured debt obligations totaling $7,855.27 and a monthly mortgage payment of $327.10. She filed a Chapter 13 petition, proposing to . . .

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