News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Thu, 12/01/2016

Changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, the South Carolina Local Bankruptcy Rules, and the Miscellaneous Fee Schedule are effective today. Amendments have been made to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 1010, 1011, 1012, 2002, 3002.1, 7008, 7012,...

Thu, 12/01/2016

In conjunction with the change to Local Rule 9036-1, the DeBN Request Form has been updated. The new form is .pdf fillable and has a new section to allow a debtor to decline to participate in...

Mon, 11/21/2016

The Judges met and considered comments received to the proposed changes to the local rules. Upon agreement of the Judges, the following rule changes will...

Thu, 11/17/2016

Effective December 1, 2016, a number of filing fees will increase. The fee to file motions to modify the stay, compel abandonment of property, withdraw the reference, or to sell property free and clear of liens will increase from $176.00 to $181....

Thu, 11/10/2016

Please see the attached order regarding the Court's schedule for the upcoming holiday season and for computing time during that period. Please note that while the...

Fri, 11/04/2016

The Local Rules Committee has proposed changes to the Court's local rules. The Judges seek your comments on the proposals that follow:...

Mon, 10/31/2016

In August, the Court announced its intention to convert its website to the national template format developed by the Administrative Offices of the United States Courts and already being used by many other federal courts across the country. That...

Wed, 10/05/2016

Due to the state of emergency declared by Governor Haley regarding Hurricane Matthew, the United States Bankruptcy Court's Charleston office will be closed for the remainder of this week. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact...

Tue, 09/13/2016

As previously announced, the Bankruptcy Judges, with the assistance of the Chapter 13 Trustees, have agreed upon district wide conduit mortgage payment procedures to be implemented in Chapter 13 cases.  

In order to review the...

Fri, 08/26/2016

Several years ago, the Administrative Offices of the United States Courts developed a national template for website formatting. The purpose of the national template is for all federal courts to use a similar website design so that the public can...

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