REVISED INSTRUCTIONS FOR CASE ACCESS
Detailed information about your case is now available at www.13network.com
If you have trouble accessing your information,
After accessing the website, choose "Michigan Trustees", "Krispen Carroll", then "Chapter 13 Inquiry".
The userID is your bankruptcy case number, with your social security number as the password. Please do not enter any dashes as a part of either of these prompts.
try this link for some helpful tips.
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2014 January Disbursement!
[December 4, 2013]
Disbursement for the month of January 2014 will be processed on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.
2013 Holiday Closings - UPDATED!
[December 4, 2013]
The 2013 Holiday Closings and Court Deadline information can be found here.
The office will also be closed on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM and will reopen on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM.
Updated WHO DOES WHAT Now Available!
[November 20, 2013]
Please review and download the most recent WHO DOES WHAT effective November 15, 2013
The latest PDF version is available HERE.
Debtor Orientation Handbook!
[April 16, 2013]
The Debtor Orientation Handbook has been updated, the most recent version is in the Information Section.
A copy is also available HERE.
ACH Payment Update!
[January 30, 2013]
Effective immediately debtors that want to change their ACH withdrawal date must contact their
attorney to prepare and file a Stipulation and Order with the court authorizing the date change.
Please click HERE for an interactive
PDF copy of the ACH agreement form. The original form can be found HERE.
You may also visit the Library/Forms page to download either form.
ACH is only available for debtor(s) proposing a MONTHLY plan payment.
Model Plan 3.0!
[January 18, 2013]
The new Model Plan has been added to the Library/Forms section here
and can be found as a Word document and a pdf file.
Application for Order Authorizing Debtors' Continued Employment of Attornet for Non-Bankruptcy Legal Matter with Litigation Questionnaire!
[December 5, 2012]
The Application for Order Authorizing Debtors' Continued Employment of Attorney for Non-Bankruptcy Legal Matter with Litigation Questionnaire for
the Office of Chapter 13 Trustee - Krispen S. Carroll has been added to the Library/Forms section and can be found
Updated 13Network Login Procedure!
[November 1, 2012]
Please be advised that effectively immediately when a debtor is logging into our 13Network website the Password is now only the last four digits
of their Social Security Number.
IRS Form 2848 Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative Available!
[October 3, 2012]
Please read the court's Notice Regarding Tax Refunds in Chapter 13 Cases, PDF available HERE.
Please find IRS Form 2848 Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative for cases to be confirmed in 2012 HERE.
Please find IRS Form 2848 Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative for cases to be confirmed in 2013 HERE Updated 10-3-2012.
The form has been updated by the office to add the required Trustee information and paragraph 5 language. The debtor information can be filled in using Adobe Reader the form can then be printed and signed by the debtor(s).
The debtor(s) must inital section 6. This must be done by hand.
The IRS Forms 2848 on this website are only for the Office of Chapter 13 Trustee - Krispen S. Carroll.
The Trustees' Notice Regarding IRS Form 2848 Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative can be found HERE.
Trustee Fee Change
[October 1, 2012]
The Trustee Fee for the Office of Krispen S. Carroll will be 5.0% effective October 1, 2012.
Please continue to use a higher percentage, at least 6.5%, when performing plan calculations to account for future Trustee Fee changes.
Updated Office Hours!
[September 27, 2012]
Please be advised that effectively immediately office hours for the Office of Chapter 13 Trustee - Krispen S. Carroll have changed to
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The office will remain closed between 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM daily. This does not change document deadline submission times.
Judge Shefferly Time Slots Updated!
[August 6, 2012]
The updated time slots for Judge Shefferly effective with the September 4, 2012 docket can be found Here.
Updated Chapter 13 Handbook!
[October 7, 2011]
The latest PDF version is available HERE.
Notice regarding 2010 income tax returns and the 341 First Meetings of Creditors!
[April 12, 2011]
Please be advised that for 341 First Meetings of Creditors for Friday, April 29, 2011 and after, Krispen S. Carroll, Chapter 13 Trustee will not conclude such meeting unless she has been provided with:
1) A filed copy of the debtor’s 2010 federal income tax return, or
2) Evidence of an extension of time to file the return from the IRS which debtor obtained prior to filing bankruptcy along with proof of the estimated tax payment.
Further, the Trustee will not conclude any 341 First Meeting of Creditors if the debtor has obtained an extension of time to file the 2010 tax return post-petition without prior bankruptcy court approval.
Supplemental Chapter 13 Statement Announcement!
[March 14, 2011]
Effective, March 18, 2011, the Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee, Krispen S. Carroll will no longer require a “Supplemental Chapter 13 Statement” to be filled out at the time of the Section 341 First Meeting of Creditors.
We will still require all debtors to testify under oath as to whether or not they have filed all outstanding tax returns..
Central Email Reader!
UPDATED [January 18, 2011]
Please use firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to announce a new service to assist with the administration of documents required for the 341 Meeting of creditors and court hearings.
We have created a central email reader tied in to our case management software.
Documents sent to the central email reader email address will receive an acknowledgement of receipt email and will be routed to the appropriate person within our office.
To help minimize confusion we have created a joint guideline document, with the Offices of David Wm. Ruskin and Tammy L. Terry, for using the central email reader.
The document outlines the procedures in common to both offices and highlights areas of difference between our offices.
The joint announcement from the Offices of Krispen S. Carroll and David Wm. Ruskin with detailed instructions on how to use this new service, along with examples of use and how the system responds, can be found HERE.
Please begin using the central email reader now. We ask that you use this process exclusively as of January 18, 2011.
Proposed Plan Modification Template Updated!
[January 18, 2011]
The Proposed Plan Modification Template has been updated to meet the notice requirements for Form B20A, effective December 1, 2010. Here.
Line 30 Calculation!
[November 12, 2010]
The Excel file used to calculate Line 30 for Form 22C can be found Here.
Debtor Orientation Update!
[September 30, 2010]
Updated Debtor Orientation and 341 Meeting time information can be found HERE.
Attorney Time Slots for Judge Rhodes' Chapter 13 Docket Updated!
[October 21, 2009]
Effective January 7, 2010 Judge Rhodes will have new time slots for the Chapter 13 Docket.
The new time slot information is available HERE
,and through the Dockets link at the top of the page. If you have any questions regarding this reassignment, please contact the courtroom deputy.
Adjournment Procedure for Judge Rhodes' Confirmation Hearings
[August 19, 2009]
Judge Rhodes' Notice Regarding Amended Procedures for Chapter 13 Confirmation Hearings can be found by accessing the Information Tab or by clicking HERE.
Chapter 13 Handbook
[July 24, 2009]
The Debtor Handbook for the Office of Krispen S. Carroll can be found by accessing the Information Tab or by clicking HERE.
Order Signature Blocks
[December 18, 2008]
Please remember to fully complete Order signature blocks when submitting Orders to the Office of
the Chapter 13 Trustee - Krispen S. Carroll.
Pursuant to the Bankruptcy Court's ECF Procedure 11(d) all signature blocks must contain
the following information or they can be rejected by the court.
Name of Filer or User
City, State, Zip Code
Phone Number (xxx) xxx-xxxx
Email Address email@example.com
Attorney Bar Number (if applicable).
To view the court's ECF Procedures as a PDF click here.
Revised DET13 Email List Enrollment Form Available!
[May 22, 2008]
The revised enrollment for the DET13 email list is available HERE.
2008 Economic Stimulus Payments
[April 29, 2008]
Click HERE for a joint memo from the Chapter 13 Standing Trustees of the Eastern District of Michigan regarding the disposition of Economic Stimulus checks.
Procedures for Telephone Status Conferences
[February 27, 2008]
Procedures for initiating court ordered telephone status conferences with the Trustee's office
can be found HERE and on the Information Page.
Revised OCP Form Available!
[January 2, 2008]
The revised Order Confirming Plan, incorporating the new IRS Tax Refund turnover language can be found HERE.
[June 4, 2007]
The Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee - Krispen S. Carroll - has converted to new case management software. As a result, TRAC is no longer available. Online access to case information is available at
You must be a party-in-interest to a case assigned to our office in order to gain access.
Please click HERE for a copy of our User Agreement.
A copy of the 13Network User Manual is available on Trustee David Wm. Ruskin's Website HERE.
Notice Regarding Confirmation Procedures
for Judge Rhodes
[March 28, 2007]
Judge Rhodes has issued a Notice regarding the filing of late documents effective for Confirmation Hearings on and after March 7, 2007. Please follow the link below to view the Notice.
Confirmation Procedure Notice (SWR)
Judge Rhodes' Chapter 13 Docket
EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR FORWARDING
DOCUMENTS TO THE TRUSTEE'S OFFICE
[December 4, 2006]
Please use the following email addresses to forward documents to the Trustee's office:
Proposed OCPs and Confirmation Hearing Statements for Judge Rhodes' Dockets: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposed OCPs and Confirmation Hearing Statements for Judge Shefferly's Dockets: email@example.com
Service of Income Verification and Tax Returns: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email addresses for individual staff members can be found HERE.
Deadline Change for Submission of 341 Meeting Materials
[October 20, 2006]
The Office of Krispen Carroll has changed the deadline for submission of pleadings and income verification including tax returns to 4:30 pm on Friday prior to the §341 First Meeting of Creditors. Please note that this is an EARLIER deadline than previously published.
Judge Rhodes' Docket Now Available
on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's Website
[August 4, 2006]
Judge Rhodes' Upcoming Docket will now be available on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's Website HERE.
Judge Shefferly's Chapter 13 Docket
Attorney Time Slots
[July 7, 2005]
Effective July 6, 2005, attorneys with chapter 13 hearings before Judge Shefferly will be assigned specific times for status conferences as stated on the attached Notice.
Attorney Time Slots (PJS)
Judge Rhodes' Status Conferences
New Form for Response!
[March 1, 2005]
A new form has been created to be used in response to Judge Rhodes' Orders for Status Conference. You can download the form HERE.
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