When Wishes Come True

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I Win. I Win. Trustee Holds Record for Having the Oldest Open Chapter 13 Case

By Helen M. Morris, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia

It really takes so little to make a Chapter 13 Trustee happy—debtor’s counsel using calculators when they draft a plan ($100 for 36 months is NOT $4,936.87 no matter how many times it is repeated); saying “the . . . → Read More: I Win. I Win. Trustee Holds Record for Having the Oldest Open Chapter 13 Case

No Terms of Endearment

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More - On Debtor Math

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I Can Explain

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Thirteen Rules to Win the Heart and Mind of a Chapter 13 Trustee

By Helen M. Morris, Chapter 13 Trustee for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia

Treat the trustee’s staff with respect.  They know what they are doing.  If they tell you that they can’t give you certain information over the phone, they are following office policy and procedures.   You may be able to . . . → Read More: Thirteen Rules to Win the Heart and Mind of a Chapter 13 Trustee

First, Find A Brick Wall

By Helen M. Morris, Chapter 13 Trustee for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia

I love a good story—like the one debtor’s counsel shared with me a couple of months ago.

A good-old-boy attorney, he called the day before the hearing on my motion to dismiss for failure to maintain plan payments. . . . → Read More: First, Find A Brick Wall

Debtor Math

By Helen M. Morris, Chapter 13 Trustee, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia

Debtor math baffles me.   I work base 10 daily; I am even competent in base 6 and can do binary.  But I just can’t get the hang of debtor math.

For example, in a motion filed by an experienced debtor . . . → Read More: Debtor Math