211 West Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48226
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
Eastern District of Michigan
Case No.: 11−53376−swr
In Re: (NAME OF DEBTOR(S))
CHAPTER 13 CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER
To further the expeditious and economical resolution of this case, and pursuant to the Court's authority under 11
U.S.C. §§ 105(d), the following procedures shall apply in this case:
1. By 4:30 p.m. on the Thursday before any confirmation hearing, whether the original hearing or any adjourned
hearing, the debtor shall email to the trustee and file a "Debtor's Chapter 13 Confirmation Hearing Certificate " using
the form that is available on the Court's website, www.mieb.uscourts.gov. Both Word and WordPerfect formatted
versions of this form are available. The trustee's email for this purpose is [email protected]
The email address
shall be used only for this purpose.
(a) A debtor who is seeking a first adjournment of a confirmation hearing must submit a proposed stipulation
for adjournment to the Trustee no later than 4:30 p.m. on the second Monday before the confirmation hearing date.
The stipulation for adjournment must contain the signature of any creditor who has filed a formal objection to
(b) A request for first adjournments of confirmation hearing does not relieve debtor's counsel of the obligation
to comply with the Case Management Order or to timely file a Confirmation Hearing Certificate. The Confirmation
Hearing Certificate shall indicate that a stipulation for adjournment with concurrence of objecting parties has been
submitted to the Trustee.
2. If the "Chapter 13 Confirmation Hearing Certificate " states that the debtor intends to seek confirmation of the
debtor's plan, then the debtor shall, by the deadline established in paragraph 1, email to the trustee an electronic
version of a proposed order confirming plan in Word or WordPerfect format. A form order confirming plan in these
two formats is available on the Court's website. If the debtor files or serves an amended plan, any amendments to
any schedules or to the statement of financial affairs, or any other paper in response to a plan objection (other
than a proposed Order Confirming Plan) later than 4:30 p.m. on the second Monday before the confirmation
hearing date, the Court will not consider confirmation of the plan at the confirmation hearing. In addition, the
debtor's Chapter 13 Confirmation Hearing Certificate filed for the confirmation hearing shall not state an
intent to seek plan confirmation.
(a) Before submitting the proposed order confirming plan to the trustee, the debtor shall undertake all
reasonable efforts to resolve all objections that were timely filed by creditors and the trustee.
(b) If all timely creditor objections are resolved, the debtor shall obtain the written signatures of the attorneys
who filed objections. These signatures shall be on a paper original of a proposed order confirming the plan. With
consent, a signature may be executed by the debtor's attorney. The debtor shall then email to the trustee an electronic
version of the same proposed order confirming plan, with electronic signatures.
(c) If, after all reasonable efforts, impasse is reached between the debtor and any objecting parties (creditors or
the trustee) regarding any timely objections, then the debtor shall email to the trustee, as set forth in paragraph 2(b), a
proposed order confirming the plan that is signed by the creditors whose objections have been resolved, and that
states the debtor's proposed resolution of the parties' unresolved objections.
3. If the debtor does not file a fully completed "Debtor's Chapter 13 Confirmation Hearing Certificate " as
required, the Court will assume that the debtor has decided to dismiss the case and will enter an order of
dismissal on the Monday before the scheduled confirmation hearing, and the hearing will be cancelled.
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4. If a pro se debtor does not have access to email, the debtor may deliver, to the trustee, paper copies of the required
documents that may be obtained in the Clerk's office.
/s/ Steven W. Rhodes
Steven W. Rhodes
United States Bankruptcy Judge
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