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Notice of Adoption of Bankruptcy Local Rules

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas notifies you that:

1. The Court has adopted BLR 2016-1(e). This rule authorizes chapter 7 trustees to pay certain administrative expenses without first obtaining a Court order. The rule may be reviewed here.

2. The Court has adopted amendments to BLR 1007-1(d) and to the forms that implement various automated methods for payment of chapter 13 plan payments to the trustee. Every chapter 13 case is now required to have one or more of the following within the first 15 days following the petition date:

    A. A proposed wage order.
    B. A proposed Order for EFT Payments (On-Line Banking).
    C. A proposed Order for ACH Payments.
    D. A motion to waive the requirement for an automated payment method.

The new forms and amended rule may be accessed here.
Complete Bankruptcy Local Rules for the Southern District of Texas are available here.