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Proposed Changes to Local Rules

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Alabama is considering proposed changes to its local rules.  The proposed Local Bankruptcy Rule 2004-1 is new and is based on a local rule in the Middle District of Florida.  It eliminates the need for a motion and order to initiate a Rule 2004 examination.  It also provides procedures to provide notice of the examination or move for a protective order.   The proposed amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rule 3015-2 incorporate changes to the chapter 13 confirmation procedure that have been made by local Administrative Orders 2021-6 and 2022-1.  The amended rule also omits a change in plan term or payment as requiring an amended preconfirmation plan. The proposed rules can be accessed through the link below. Comments or suggestions can be sent to Clerk of Court Andrea Redmon at by January 31, 2023.

Proposed Local Rule 2004-1 and revised Local Rule 3015-2

Comparison copy showing proposed changes