Post-Confirmation Property & Income Changes

By Neil Enmark, Staff Attorney for David P. Cusick, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Eastern District of California (Sacramento, CA)

If you represent Chapter 13 Debtors, you will eventually have a case where the Debtor does not promptly tell you they received substantial property or additional income after the plan has been confirmed. When the Chapter 13 Trustee learns about this, they will try to increase the dividend to unsecured claims, and you will have to decide what to do. If you do nothing you risk a Trustee motion, or the Court acting sua sponte

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