Last Call for 2021 Tax Returns

Just a friendly reminder that 2021 Income Tax Returns are due to the Chapter 13 Trustee’s office by April 30, 2022. Please note that 2021 Income Tax Returns will be required for 341 meetings scheduled after May 4, 2021 in order for the Trustee’s office to be able to conclude the 341 meeting.

Website Maintenance

Our website will be down for maintenance Friday, June 11th, 2021 as we work to complete the upgrades we began previously. Both our website and BRAT will be inaccessible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Website Maintenance

Our website will be down for maintenance Friday, April 9th, 2021. Both our website and BRAT will be inaccessible.

Extending the Deadline for Creditor Case Access

We previously announced we are moving to the National Data Center for case information access on October 1, 2020. However, we have extended the date for this transition to November 1, 2020. On November 1st we will discontinue creditor and creditor representative access to 13Network.

If you are a creditor or represent creditors, currently use 13Network to access information for Chapter 13 cases administered by our office, and do not already have an account with the National Data Center, please register for one right away to avoid any interruption to accessing case information.

Transitioning Creditor Case Access to the National Data Center

As we have announced previously, we are moving to the National Data Center for case information access. On October 1, 2020, we will discontinue creditor and creditor representative access to 13Network.

If you are a creditor or represent creditors, currently use 13Network to access information for Chapter 13 cases administered by our office, and do not already have an account with the National Data Center, please register for one right away to avoid any interruption to accessing case information.

Transitioning Case Access to the National Data Center

We are moving to the National Data Center for case information access. On August 1, 2020, we will discontinue debtor attorney access to 13Network. The deadline for creditor access to 13Network will be announced at a later date.

If you represent debtors, currently use 13Network to access information for Chapter 13 cases administered by our office, and do not already have an account with the National Data Center, please register for one right away to avoid any interruption to accessing case information.

How to Extend a Plan Spreadsheet to 84 Months

We recently provided an 84-month plan spreadsheet for debtors with confirmed plans experiencing “material financial hardship” due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But if you have a plan spreadsheeting you feel is just too complext to start over from scratch with, here’s a quick how-to on modifying an existing plan spreadsheet.

  1. Unhide row 65.

  2. Insert 24 rows above the now unhidden row 65. If you’re starting with a 36-month plan, the easiest thing to do is make it a 60-month plan first by putting a “60” in cell B4 before inserting these additional rows.

  3. AutoFill formulas by dragging from the bottom right corner of the cell with the formula you want to AutoFill to the last cell you need to fill.

  4. Update the sum formula calculations that currently only goes to the 64th row of each column being totaled to the 88th row for that column. Make sure to get the unsecured, debtor payment, and trustee fee columns. Once you get to the priority and secured claim columns, you can do the first one and then copy and paste from it to the remaining priority and secured claims.

  5. Finally, re-hide row 89 (née row 65) we unhid at the beginning.

That’s it, you did it. Stay safe out there.

Revised Model Chapter 13 Plan Effective September 1, 2019

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida has announced a revised Model Chapter 13 Plan effective September 1, 2019.

The Middle District of Florida's Model Chapter 13 Plan has been revised, effective September 1, 2019. The revised Model Plan more clearly informs debtors that if they elect certain plan treatments of secured claims, they will not receive a discharge of those claims. See Sections C.(5)(a), (b), (c), (h), (i), and (k), and Sections 6.(a) and (b). In addition, Sections 5.(a) and (b) clarify that debtors may cure arrearages on homeowner's and condominium assessments and may, but need not, include the payment of post-petition assessments in their plan payments. The revised Model Plan also includes several non-substantive revisions.

Download the revised model plan.

Hurricane Dorian

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Contact & Payment Information

Contact Us

By mail: Chapter 13 Trustee, Middle District of Florida, PO Box 3450, Winter Park, Florida 32790

By phone: 407.648.8841
Our phone hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm ET.

By fax: 407.648.2665

Make a Payment

Mail plan payments to: Laurie K. Weatherford, Chapter 13 Trustee, PO Box 1103, Memphis, TN 38101-1103

Make a payment online through Nationwide TFS Bill Pay.