Breaking Down the Flaws in the Arguments Against Interest to Unsecured Creditors Under § 1325(b)

By Ken Siomos, Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Trustee John H. Germeraad (Springfield, IL)

A significant developing split in Chapter 13 practice exists on the question of whether the disposable income test under § 1325(b) can ever require interest to unsecured creditors. Even in these hyper-polarized political times, there would likely be broad frustration by Americans of all views with the existence of about a dozen conflicting opinions on whether “the value, as of the effective date of the plan..,”i means something different from, “as of the effective date of the plan . . .

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