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Means Test New Form Dec. 1, 2014

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Dec. 1, 2014:  New means test forms today,

Take a look at the new forms as the Court clerk will start to ensure that the correct form is filed.

Today I attended a seminar on the means test conducted by the US Trustee’s office presented by Jennifer Braun, the Assistant US Trustee in Woodland Hills and Katherine Bunker, a Trial Attorney with the US Trustee’s Woodland Hills office.

The key take aways:

If you get an inquiry from the United States Trustee, respond quickly ...

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Bankruptcy Dependents and Tax Returns

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September 24, 2014

 

Chapter 7 Riverside Bankruptcy Trustee Karl Anderson was the Trustee the other day as I sat in the meeting of creditors room. As we have discussed in previous posts. Mr. Anderson is a CPA. As an accounting professional he is adept at interpreting the clients tax returns.

AS a reminder under 11 U.S.C. 521 the client or attorney must send the Chapter 7 trustee a copy of the most recently filed tax return at least 8 days before the ...

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Why does Debtor Have to show Social Security proof?

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Last month I attended the California Bankruptcy Forum Conference in Santa Barbara, California that was chaired by our own Riverside Chapter 7 Trustee Howard Grobstein. I attended the Saturday afternoon program on Consumer Bankruptcy practice.

The first program of the program was on “Title 18–Criminal Investigations: The Process and How to Respond.” The panel consisted of the Hon. Judge Maureen Tighe, The Los Angeles Assistant United States Trustee Peter Anderson and Riverside Chapter 7 Trustee John Pringle.

The panel discussed what happens ...

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Economic Unit on Means Test

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Economic Unit Approach to determining household size.

Today on Trustee John Pringle’s calendar, the United States Trustee’s representative appeared and asked a debtor about her household size as noted on the means test. This reminded me of the Economic Unit approach that courts sometimes take to determine how many people actually live in a house.

Chapter 13 Trustee John P. Gustafson in Ohio writes about the Economic Unit test:

“The third method that bankruptcy courts have utilized to determine the size ...

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United States Trustee Questions

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In the Riverside Division of the Central District of California, The United States Trustee’s representatives  will come down to the meetings of creditors to ask questions. (Note the United States Trustee is different than the Bankruptcy Trustee assigned to each case.)

In Riverside, CA, the meetings of creditors are held at 3801 University Ave., Riverside, CA. The meetings are held in either rooms, 101, 102 or 103 on the first floor. The United States Trustee’s office is on the ...

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Motion to Dismiss By Riverside UST

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Judge Houle in Riverside had a case before him in which the US Trustee sought to dismiss a debtor who had filed two previous cases:

Background:

R (the “Debtor”) filed her voluntary chapter 7 petition on July 11, 20xx. Peter C. Anderson (the “Trustee”) is the duly appointed U.S. Trustee. On July 23, 20xx, U.S. Trustee filed the motion to dismiss this case (the “Motion”).

Motion:

Trustee alleges that Debtor filed the instant bankruptcy case in bad faith because (1) she is only using ...

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