Notice Regarding New Chapter 13 Model Plan

Release Date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2012

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The Chapter 13 Trustees for the Eastern District of Michigan, after consultation with and after soliciting comments from the consumer bankruptcy bar in this district, have drafted and recommended to the Court a new Chapter 13 model plan for use in the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

After reviewing the new model plan, the Court entered Administrative Order No. 12-05 on October 24, 2012 adopting Guideline 14. Guideline 14 requires that all Chapter 13 plans filed in the Eastern District of Michigan be in the form and contain the content of the new model plan that is available on the Court’s website,, and at As indicated in Section I.B. of the new model plan, a debtor may propose plan provisions different than those contained in the new model plan, but must identify in Section I.B. of their plan each provision that is different from the new model plan. Guideline 14 applies only to Chapter 13 cases filed on or after January 1, 2013, and not to Chapter 13 cases filed before such date.