An Argument in Favor of the Mid-Case Audit: B.R. 3002.1 Proposed Changes

If you put your ear to the ground you may hear the rumblings regarding a change to Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1 requiring the institution of a mid-case bankruptcy audit.

This mid-case audit would be like the Notice of Final Cure but would be performed by a trustee’s office in the middle of a pending Chapter 13, rather than at the end, and would still require a response be filed by secured lender.

In my opinion everyone involved would benefit from this proposed change.

As a former Debtors’ Counsel, I can . . .

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Senior Bankruptcy Counsel, Sottile & Barile Attorneys at Law (Loveland, OH)

Molly Simons has been a licensed attorney since 2008 after graduating from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University. With an undergraduate degree in Hospitality Food Service Management from Kent State University, Molly is a unique attorney as she approaches the practice of law with a hospitality background. Client’s satisfaction is of the utmost importance to her. Molly’s primary focus for the first ten years of her practice was consumer Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. She joined Sottile & Barile, Attorneys at Law in 2018 and has happily represented creditors in the bankruptcy process ever since.

Molly is licensed in the States of Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia and is admitted federally in all federal jurisdictions for Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, West Virginia, Colorado and Wisconsin. She is currently the Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy Committee with the Cincinnati Bar Association and was recently accepted to the Attorney Advisory Committee for the Southern District of Ohio 2022-2025 Term.

Perhaps her most important role is that of Mother to her two beautiful children who never fail to keep her super busy and proud.

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