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Chambers' Bulletins
03/2019

On Behalf of the Court

Wed, 3/27/2019 - 9:44 am

On April 1, 2019, various adjustments to the dollar amounts in the Bankruptcy Code, official forms, and in 28 U.S.C.  1409 will take effect.  A list of the affected sections and the new dollar amounts is available here.  In addition to these sections, the following official forms have been updated to reflect the new dollar amounts:

Official Form 106C, Schedule C:  The Property You Claim as Exempt;

Official Form 107, Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy;

Official Form 122A-2, Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation;

Official Form 122C-2, Chapter 13 Calculation of Your Disposable Income;

Official Form 201, Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy;

Official Form 207, Statement of Financial Affairs for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy; and

Official Form 410, Proof of Claim.

The new amounts and forms should be used for all cases filed on or after April 1, 2019.


Thu, 3/14/2019 - 3:32 pm

The Judges have considered comments submitted by the bar and the chapter 13 trustees to the proposed changes to the chapter 13 plan.  The Judges would like to especially thank those that provided comments and suggestions during the process.  The Judges believe that the comments improved the final plan resulting from this process.  The Judges have adopted the attached form as the District-wide plan as provided in SC LBR 3015-1.  The revised form plan should be used for cases filed on or after May 1, 2019.


Tue, 3/05/2019 - 8:50 am

Pursuant to Administrative Orders available here, the Court has appointed new members to the Advisory Committee on Local Rules and Practice and the Interest Rates in Chapter 13 Cases Committee.  Kristen Nichols will serve as the chair of the Local Rules Committee and Pamela Simmons-Beasley will serve as the chair of the Chapter 13 Interest Rate Committee.

The new members of the Advisory Committee on Local Rules and Practice are as follows:

Kristen Nichols

William K. Stephenson, Jr.

John Timothy Stack

Ann Urquhart Bell

Gina Rossi McMaster

Joseph Kershaw Spong

J. Ronald Jones, Jr.

The new members of the Interest Rates in Chapter 13 Cases Committee are as follows:

Pamela Simmons-Beasley

Elizabeth R. Heilig

Robert B. King, Jr.

Travis E. Menk

Reid E. Dyer

The Court would like to thank the following attorneys for their two years of service on the Advisory Committee on Local Rules and Practice:

Kathleen M. Muthig

John Timothy Stack

Katherine L. Rea

Michael Kevin McCarrell

Russell A. DeMott

Michael H. Weaver

Christine E. Brimm

Additionally, the Court would like to thank the following attorneys for their two years of service on the Interest Rates in Chapter 13 Cases Committee:

James M. Wyman

F. Lee O'Steen

Jackson Turner-Vaught

Suzanne G. Grigg

Jason D. Wyman


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