Bankruptcy Operations

Amended Dollar Amount

On April 1, 2010, automatic adjustments to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and one provision in Title 28 of the United States Code became effective.  The amended dollar amounts apply to cases filed on or after April 1, 2010.

The amended dollar amounts affect, among other matters:

  • the eligibility of a debtor to file under chapters 12 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code;
  • certain maximum values of property that a debtor may claim as exempt;
  • the maximum amount of certain claims entitled to priority;
  • the calculation of the means test for chapter 7 debtors;
  • the duration of a chapter 13 plan;
  • the definition of a small business debtor;
  • the minimum aggregate value of claims needed to commence an involuntary bankruptcy;
  • the value of luxury goods and services deemed to be nondischargeable; and
  • where the trustee may commence certain proceedings to recover a money judgment or property.

A comparison between current and new dollar amounts can be found at the following hyperlink:http://www.mow.uscourts.gov/bankruptcy/announce/form_dollar_changes.pdf

New forms effective April 1, 2010 can be found on the federal court pending forms page:  http://www.uscourts.gov/bankform/index.html

Requests for Bankruptcy Transcripts via CM/ECF

Transcripts of bankruptcy hearings can now be requested through CM/ECF. They can still be ordered via regular mail and over the phone, but requesting a transcript through CM/ECF can be done at any time of the day, not just during the Clerk's office hours.

To order a transcript through CM/ECF, log on with the CM/ECF username and password (not PACER login).  Make a text entry in the case requesting a transcript. Since this is a text entry event, a pdf document is not prepared and uploaded to the system.

For detailed instructions, access this hyperlink:"> http://www.mow.uscourts.gov/bankruptcy/announce/transcript_req_ecf.pdf.   If you have any questions, contact the Clerk's Office at 816-512-1800 extension 6.  

Bankruptcy Practice Seminar - St. Joseph, Missouri - Friday, April 23, 2010.

The St. Joseph Bar Association is sponsoring a Bankruptcy Practice Seminar in St. Joseph, Missouri on Friday, April 23, 2010.  For a complete list of topics and registration details go to:  http://www.mow.uscourts.gov/bankruptcy/announce/bk_sem_sj.pdf

 

 

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