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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.

Mon, 03/28/2016

Certain dollar amounts in the Bankruptcy Code are being increased for cases commenced on or after April 1, 2016, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. These increases will require the amendment of seven official bankruptcy forms (106C,...

Fri, 04/01/2016

The following local rules are effective April 1, 2016:
(1) 3015-2(c) is amended to clarify the duty of service for proposed amendments to a chapter 13 plan following confirmation. The paragraph is also amended to remove reference to a cover...

Mon, 04/04/2016

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina seeks to fill the position of Case Administrator. Information about the position and application procedures are contained in the...

Mon, 04/18/2016

The Clerk's Office is currently accepting applications for a Case Administrator and a Windows Server and Security Administrator. Information about the positions and application procedures is available...

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, 06/17/2016

The judges have agreed to a revised case assignment procedure in an effort to equalize the workload. The United States Trustee has modified her trustee assignment system in certain limited respects. Effective June 27, 2016 bankruptcy cases will...

Mon, 06/13/2016

The Judges of the Court extend condolences to Judge and Mrs. Wm. Thurmond Bishop on the death of their daughter Caroline. Services will be held Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 4:00 o'clock p,m. at the Abbeville Presbyterian Church, 301 N. Main Street...

Thu, 05/26/2016

The judges and staff of the United States Bankruptcy Court extend congratulations and best wishes to Chief Judge David R. Duncan on the tenth anniversary of his appointment as a United States Bankruptcy Judge.  Judge Duncan was appointed on May...

Wed, 05/25/2016

When initiating a bankruptcy case, please verify that the image uploaded to the CM/ECF docket is in fact the signed bankruptcy petition. In recent months there have been a number of instances where the image of the petition filed...

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