Hot Topic for December

Certification Regarding Domestic Support Obligations


Who has to file - Chapter 12 & 13 debtors who are required to pay domestic support obligations

Why - Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. 1228(a) and 1328(a). Failure to file may result in closing case without entry of a discharge.

When to file - Upon completion of plan payments

What to file - Official form B283 - Certification of Domestic Support Obligations

How to file electronically - Bankruptcy > Miscellaneous > Certification re: Domestic Support Obligations see manual for instructions

Highlights of CM/ECF Release 4.1 coming in 2011

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ECF Advanced Attorney Training schedule:

  • January 27th in Eau Claire - 9:00 a.m. at the federal courthouse
  • January 28th in Madison - 9:00 a.m. at the federal courthouse

November Facts:

In October 2010:
  • 373 Attorneys filed
  • 9,156 pleadings electronically

New Petitions filed by Electronic Case Filers:
  • 96 % October 2010
  • 94 % year to date

Federal Rules and Form Changes
Several federal rules and form changes will go into effect December 1, 2010. See a summary of the changes or for more information, visit the U.S. Court's Federal Rulemaking website.

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