From the Editor – Discharge

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Failure to pay postpetition fees under Rule 3002.1 did not prevent discharge. The debtor had completed payments to the trustee and postpetition mortgage payments to the creditor, but she had not paid $1,370 in postpetition fees that had been asserted by the mortgage creditor and noticed to the debtor under Rule 3002.1. That Rule “does not go so far as to say that nonpayment of additional interest or charges will prevent the entry of a debtor’s discharge. It is § 1328(a) that governs the entry . . .

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