Proposed Chapter 13 Plan Form. This is a West Virginia form and can be use in Bankruptcy Court Federal.
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Form E-2 Effective 8/1/09 (revised 12/01/09) UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA IN RE ) ) ) ) ) ____________________________ ____________________________ CASE NO.: _______________ PROPOSED CHAPTER 13 PLAN, MOTION(S) TO VALUE SECURED CLAIMS (CLASS FOUR), AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To Creditors: Read this proposed plan (“Plan”) carefully and discuss it with your attorney. This proposed plan requests that you accept its terms and contains evidentiary matters, which, if not controverted, may be accepted by the Court as true. The proposed plan may be confirmed without further notice if no objection is timely filed. If you object to any provision of this Plan, or if you oppose any included Motion(s) to Value Collateral (listed inside this plan as Class Four), you MUST file a timely written objection. Objections by any party other than the Chapter 13 Trustee must be in writing and filed with the Court by the deadline set forth in the separate notice of the filing of this plan. This Plan does not allow claims; thus, the fact that your claim is classified herein does not mean that you will receive payment. You must file a proof of claim to be paid even if you are listed in this Plan or on the bankruptcy schedules. If the Debtor proposes to pay a claim directly, then the failure of a creditor to file a proof of claim does not excuse the Debtor from making the required direct payments; provided, however, if any part of a claim is to be paid by the Trustee, the creditor must file a proof of claim. [ ] Original Plan [ ] Pre-Confirmation Amended Plan; Date Amended:________________________ All pre-confirmation Amended Plans must be filed on this form and all pertinent sections completed, including those that are unchanged by the Amended Plan. For an Amended Plan, the Plan provisions amended by this filing are: Creditors affected by this amendment are: (List both creditor name and proof of claim #) The Debtor has: [ ] Above the Applicable Median Income [ ] Below the Applicable Median Income Debtor Claims to be Eligible for Discharge: Estimated dividend to unsecured creditors if case was filed under Chapter 7_____% (See Exhibit A attached) [ ] Yes [ ] No Estimated dividend to unsecured creditors under this Chapter 13 Plan: _____% Joint Debtor Claims to be Eligible for Discharge: [ ] Yes [ ] No Any changes made to the language of this model plan by the Debtor must be placed in bold faced font. Page 1 of 10 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com I. Plan Payments and Length The Debtor will continue to make payments for the life of the Plan, regardless of whether the estimated dividend to unsecured creditors has been met. The Debtor shall pay $_________ over the life of the Plan, payable in [weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly] installments of $________ over a total period of _____ months to the Trustee. OR, The Debtor anticipates changes in income and expenses over the course of the Plan and proposes payments as follows: The Debtor shall make [weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly] installment payments to the Trustee in the amount of $_________ over a total period of _____ months to the Trustee. Then $_________ [weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly] for a total period of ____________ months Then $_________ [weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly] for a total period of ____________ months. The Schedule I net income listed for the Debtor is Less the Schedule J expenses claimed by the Debtor Equals the Debtor’s claimed disposable income based on Schedules I & J $_______ $_______ $_______ If the Debtor has above median income, the Debtor listed disposable income on Line 59 of Form B22C (Statement of Current Monthly Income and Calculation of Commitment Period and Disposable Income) in the amount of $_________. The Debtor shall make Plan payments by: [ ] A wage withholding order: (Name of Debtor)________________________________________________________________________ (Name of Employer)_____________________________________________________________________ (Employer’s Address) ____________________________________________________________________ _________________________ ____________________________________________________________ (Employer’s Telephone) __________________________________________________________________ (Amount to be withheld) $____________________________every month. (Name of Joint Debtor)___________________________________________________________________ (Name of Employer)_____________________________________________________________________ (Employer’s Address) ____________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ (Employer’s Telephone) __________________________________________________________________ (Amount to be withheld) $____________________________every month. [ ] Direct payment by the Debtor. (Unless otherwise exempted from the wage withholding requirement, checking this box requires the Debtor to file a motion to the Bankruptcy Court explaining why a wage withholding order should not be entered.) In addition to the monthly Plan payments proposed by the Debtor, the following additional property is dedicated to pay claims against the Debtor: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (Specify property or indicate if none). Additional property increases the gross base of the Plan. TAX REFUNDS - Regarding the receipt of future tax refunds, the Debtor proposes to: [ ] Dedicate all amounts over $1500 from all tax refunds to increase the gross base on the proposed Chapter 13 Plan; [ ] Dedicate the entire amount of all tax refunds to increase the gross base on the proposed Chapter 13 Plan; OR [ ] Other. Please explain:_______________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Debtor shall submit all tax refunds that are dedicated to the Plan to the Trustee within 30 days of receipt of the same. Page 2 of 10 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com EFFECTIVE DATE. Plan payments shall commence not later than 30 days after the filing of the petition or date of conversion from another chapter. The amount of the monthly Plan payment may be increased without notice at or before the confirmation hearing. The proposed Plan length runs from: [ ] The date that the first Plan payment is made pursuant to § 1326(a)(1); or, [ ] The date of confirmation, with all pre-petition payments being dedicated to pay claims against the Debtor. ADEQUATE PROTECTION PAYMENTS. Unless otherwise ordered, if a secured creditor is being paid through the Trustee, then all § 1326(a)(1) adequate protection payments shall be made through the Trustee in the amount set forth in this proposed Plan. Payment shall be subject to the Trustee’s fee and shall be made in the ordinary course of the Trustee’s business. However, the Trustee is not obligated to make any pre-confirmation adequate protection payments to a secured creditor until that creditor files a proof of claim. II. Plan Analysis - Total Payments Provided For In the Plan (not including any amounts not paid through the Trustee) Class One $__________ Class Two $__________ Class Three $__________ Class Four $__________ Class Five $__________ Class Six $__________ Class Seven $__________ Class Eight $__________ Other $__________ Total (should equal the total Debtor proposes to pay in Section I.) $__________ III. Classification of Claims and Valuation of Secured Property Each holder of an allowed secured claim , which is paid during the life of the Plan and for which the collateral not surrendered, shall retain the lien securing the claim until the earlier of: (1) payment of the underlying debt as determined under non-bankruptcy law; or (2) discharge. Should this case be dismissed or converted before the Plan is completed, the lien securing an allowed secured claim shall be retained by the holder to the extent recognized by non-bankruptcy law. CLASS ONE - Allowed, Priority, Unsecured Claims Under § 507 of the Bankruptcy Code. (1) Trustee’s Fees. The Trustee will receive from all disbursements such amount as is approved by the Court for payment of fees and expenses. The Trustee’s fees are estimated to be 10% of each monthly disbursement. The Debtor has proposed a Plan of reorganization that pays a gross base of $______ over ___ months; thus the total estimated Trustee’s fee is $______. In the event that the Trustee’s fees are less than 10%, the additional funds collected by the Trustee shall be disbursed to unsecured creditors up to 100% of the allowed claim. (2) Attorney’s Fees. The Attorney for the Debtor will be paid a base fee of $________ plus 4% of Plan payments. The Attorney received $_______ from the Debtor pre-petition and the remainder of the base fee will be paid after confirmation of this Plan and concurrently with any secured debt payments and any domestic support obligation that is to be paid by the Trustee. However, funds are to be applied first to long term mortgage debts paid through the Trustee, second to equal monthly payments to other secured creditors, third to domestic support creditors, and only then to the attorney’s fees. Attorney’s fees will be paid over the life of the Plan based on the Plan payments received by the Trustee. In the event that this Plan is not confirmed, the attorney may apply to the Court for compensation to the extent that the Trustee holds pre-confirmation funds paid by the Debtor. After confirmation of this Plan, the Debtor’s attorney must apply to the Court for any additional compensation. (3) Domestic Support Obligations. [ ] The Debtor has no domestic support obligations [ ] The name and address of the holder of any domestic support obligation as defined in 11 U.S.C. § 101(14A) is as follows: (Do not disclose the names of minor children or confidential information - instead, inform the Trustee privately) Page 3 of 10 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com Payments on Domestic Support Obligations will be made as follows: Claim # Name of DSO Claimant and/or Agency with full mailing address of each Estimated Arrearage to be Paid in the Plan (enter -0if none is to be paid through the Plan) Payment Amount for On-Going Monthly DSO obligations. Indicate if Post-Petition payments are to be made by the Trustee (“T”), or the Debtor (“D”) (4) Other Priority Claims as defined by 11 U.S.C. § 507 Claim # Creditor Type of Priority Estimated Amount Owed Unless the holder of a Class One claim agrees to different treatment, the Debtor will pay all Class One claims in full, in deferred payments, provided a proof of claim has been filed, if applicable. The amount and timing of each monthly payment is subject to the discretion of the Trustee. CLASS TWO - Debts Secured Only by the Principal Residence of the Debtor. The property address of the principal residence of the Debtor is:_______________________________________________________________________________________________ [ ] There are no Class Two claims; [ ] There are Class Two claims that are treated under the following three options: Option 1: Direct Pay. The Debtor is not in arrears on these mortgage debt(s) and will directly pay the mortgage holder its regular monthly payment. Claim # Creditor Monthly Contract Payment Amount Total Number of Payments Remaining (if less than Plan length) Option 2: Cure of Arrearage and Maintenance of Payments. On Going Mortgage Payments: If a pre-petition arrearage on a mortgage exists, then payment on both the arrearage and nonarrearage debts must be made through the Trustee unless otherwise ordered by the Court. The pre-petition arrearage will be paid in the Plan at 0% interest unless otherwise ordered by the court. The arrearage amount listed is an estimate and is subject to change based upon a Creditor’s timely filed and allowed secured claim. The monthly amount on the arrearage debt is to be determined by the Trustee. Treatment of On-Going Monthly Payments Claim # Lienholder Regular Monthly Payment Total Number of Payments Remaining (if less than Plan length) Total Paid in Plan Through Trustee Page 4 of 10 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com Treatment of Arrearage on Mortgage claims. Claim # Lienholder Amount of Arrearage Option 3: Other. The Debtor proposes the following treatment for Class Two claims: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Unless a Class Two debt is paid in full in the Plan, Class Two claims (home mortgages) are to be paid as long term debts pursuant to and are excepted from discharge pursuant to § 1328(a)(1). Notification of Payment Changes for Class Two Claims Being Paid through the Trustee In the event of any change in the amount of the monthly mortgage payments pursuant to the terms of the mortgage agreement, the creditor shall file with the Clerk, and serve upon the Debtor and Debtor’s counsel, a Notice of Payment Change. Upon the filing of a Notice of Payment Change, the Trustee will change the monthly payment amount. In the event a Notice of Payment Change is filed, the Trustee shall be responsible to submit to the Court an amended wage withholding order and to notify the Debtor and Debtor’s counsel in writing of the change in the Plan payment. In the event a payment change affects the rights of any other creditor, a preconfirmation amended Plan or motion to modify confirmed Plan must be filed. CLASS THREE - Oversecured Claims and Secured Claims Not Subject to Valuation Under 11 U.S.C. § 506 (creditor claims that are secured by a purchase money security interest in a motor vehicle acquired for the personal use of the Debtor within 910 days preceding the filing date of the petition or any other personal property collateral acquired within one year preceding the filing date of the petition) and Over-Secured Claims. [ ] There are no Class Three claims; [ ] There are Class Three claims that are treated under the following four options: Option 1: Direct Payment. The Debtor is not in arrears on these Class Three debt(s) and will directly pay the Class Three creditor its regular monthly payment. Claim # Creditor Collateral Monthly Contract Payment Amount Total Number of Payments Remaining (if less than Plan length) Option 2: Cure of Arrearage and Maintenance of Payments. If this option is used, both the cure of the arrearage and the on-going contractual payments must be made through the Trustee, unless otherwise ordered by the court. Treatment of On-Going Monthly Payments Claim # Lienholder Collateral Total Due at Filing Interest Rate Monthly Contract Payment Amount Number of Payments Remaining Total Paid in Plan Through Trustee Page 5 of 10 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com Treatment of Arrearage on Class Three claims. The pre-petition arrearage must be paid through the Trustee and will be paid in the Plan at 0% interest unless otherwise ordered by the Court. The arrearage amount listed is an estimate and is subject to change based upon a Creditor’s timely filed and allowed secured claim. The monthly amount on the arrearage debt is to be determined by the Trustee. Claim # Lienholder Collateral Amount of Arrearage Option 3: Modification of Creditor’s Claim Except as Provided in 11 U.S.C. § 506. Claims that are modified in a Chapter 13 Plan must be paid through the Chapter 13 Trustee. Both the arrearage amount and the remaining principal balance are paid at the prime rate in effect on the petition date, plus 2 percentage points, unless a different rate is stated. The total amount to be paid in the Plan may be determined by the following formula: Interest = Principal (rate of interest x term). Claim # Creditor Collateral Total Owed (including arrearage) Interest Rate Number of Proposed Plan Payments Total Paid in Plan through Trustee Option 4: Other. The Debtor proposes the following treatment of Class Three claims: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CLASS FOUR - Motions to Value Secured Claims. [ ] There are no Class Four claims. [ ] There are Class Four claims that are treated as follows: The Debtor moves to value the collateral indicated below. The Trustee shall pay allowed secured claims the value of the collateral as indicated, in full, over the duration of the Plan. The Trustee will pay interest on the secured portion of the claim at the prime rate in effect on the petition date, plus 2 percentage points, unless a different rate is stated. Total interest required to be paid over the life of the Plan may be determined by the following formula: Interest = Principal (rate of interest x term). The actual amount and timing of the payment(s) on the secured portion of the claim are subject to the discretion of the Trustee. The amount of the creditor’s claim in excess of the Debtor’s valuation for the collateral shall be treated in the Class Six as an unsecured claim if the creditor timely files a proof of claim. A claim with collateral listed at NO VALUE in the Debtor’s Valuation column below will be treated as an unsecured claim and the lien is avoided pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 506. Claim # Creditor Collateral Amount Owed Debtor’s Valuation Interest Rate Total Paid in Plan NOTICE OF HEARING TO VALUE SECURED PROPERTY Notice is given pursuant to § 506(a) that the Debtor moves to value the secured property listed in Class Four of this Plan. The Debtor is the owner of the property serving as collateral, is aware of its condition, and believes that its value is as set forth above. A § 506 valuation hearing will be scheduled for the date and time set for the confirmation of the Plan. Objections to motions to value must be filed in writing with the Court and must be filed by the deadline set for filing objections to confirmation. Page 6 of 10 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com CAUTION At the Debtor’s option, the Debtor may file a separate motion to value, in which case the affected creditor will be sent either a notice setting the motion for hearing or a default notice allowing twenty-one (21) days to file an objection otherwise the Debtor’s motion may be granted by the Court. If the Debtor files a separate motion to value, the Court will adjudicate the issue based on the separately filed motion and not pursuant to the terms of this Plan. In the event the Court has granted the Debtor’s separate motion to value, affected creditors may not object to confirmation of the Plan on the grounds of valuation. In the event a separate motion to value is filed listing collateral at a lower value than originally set forth in the Plan, and the Trustee has made adequate protection payments pursuant to the Plan, the creditor may retain any funds paid by the Trustee before entry of an order of valuation. CLASS FIVE - Secured Collateral to be Surrendered or Sold [ ] There are no Class Five claims. [ ] There are Class Five claims that are treated as follows: The Debtor proposes to surrender or sell the following collateral: Claim # Creditor Collateral Amount Owed Debtor’s Valuation of the Collateral Indicate if Surrendered or to be Sold Time to complete sale, if applicable For property the Debtor proposes to sell, a separate Motion and proposed Order must be filed which provide the details of the sale. Court approval also must be obtained for the hire and use of a professional to sell property. After the payment of secured debts and the costs of sale, all net proceeds shall be paid to the Trustee for distribution. Property to be sold by the Debtor that is not sold in the applicable time period will be surrendered to the creditor unless the Trustee requests additional time, or unless the Debtor modifies the Plan to retain the collateral and cure existing defaults. A secured creditor entitled to a deficiency claim must file that claim within 90 days of the date that the real or personal property is surrendered by the Debtor, or within 30 days of a sale that is conducted by the Debtor. After the payment of secured debts and the costs of sale, a report accounting for the sale shall be made and all net proceeds shall be paid to the Trustee for distribution. CLASS SIX - Timely Filed and Allowed Non-Priority Unsecured Claims Class Six claims will be paid pro rata. The Debtor estimates that Class Six claims will receive ____% of their claims. Payment of any dividend will depend on the amount of secured and priority claims allowed and the total amount of all allowed unsecured claims. No payment will be made until unsecured priority claims are paid in full, and no payment will be made on Scheduled claims unless a proof of claim is filed. The value as of the effective date of the Plan of property to be distributed in the Plan on account of each allowed unsecured claim is not less than the amount that would be paid on such claim if the estate of the Debtor was liquidated in Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code on that date. The percentage distribution to general unsecured creditors in Chapter 7 is estimated to be ____%, as shown on Exhibit A attached hereto. CLASS SEVEN - Executory Contracts / Unexpired Leases The following executory contracts and/or leases are held by the Debtor. The treatment of each lease/contract is set forth below. The Debtor shall surrender any property covered by rejected executory contracts or leases to the affected creditor no later than the date this Plan is confirmed. Claim # Creditor Indicate if Assumed or Rejected and identify the item leased Monthly payment -Indicate if payments will be made in the Plan (Y/N) Arrearage amount Total Paid in Plan through Trustee Page 7 of 10 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com CLASS EIGHT - Post-Petition Claims Under Bankruptcy Code § 1305 Unless a timely objection is filed, post-petition claims allowed under § 1305 shall be paid, in full, in equal monthly installments. Payments shall commence no later than 30 days after the filing of the claim, and conclude on or before the date of the last payment in the Plan, unless otherwise ordered by the Court. Other Plan Provisions A. Co-Debtor Claims The following claims for consumer debts on which another individual is liable with the Debtor are separately classified. Unless otherwise indicated co-debtor claims are to be paid in full. Claim # B. Creditor Co-Debtor Interest Rate Monthly Payment / Number of Months Paid by the Trustee (“T”) or the Debtor (“D”) Total Paid in Plan through Trustee Student Loans The following claims are non-dischargeable student loans and will be treated as follows: Claim # C. Creditor Amount Owed Interest Rate Choose An Option: 1. Debtor to pay directly outside the Plan; 2. Pay pro rata through the Plan as a Class Six creditor; or 3. Other (Explain basis for treatment below.) Total Paid in Plan Additional Classes. [ ] There are no additional classes of claims [ ] The Debtor proposes to separately classify the following claims: Claim # D. Creditor Interest Rate Monthly Payment / Number of Months Paid by the Trustee (“T”) or the Debtor (“D”) Reason for Separate Classification Total Paid in Plan Through Trustee Motions to Avoid Lien(s) Under 11 U.S.C. § 522(f) The Debtor will file a separate Motion to Avoid the following judicial lien or nonpossessory, nonpurchase money security interest. Unless a separate motion is filed, this Plan does not operate to avoid the liens and claims will be treated according to their filed proofs of claims. Otherwise an adversary proceeding must be filed to contest whether a lien is enforceable or not. The Debtor may at a later date seek to avoid a lien held by a creditor not listed below. The Debtor discloses the intention to avoid liens held by the following creditors: Claim # Creditor Collateral Page 8 of 10 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com E. All property of the estate under sections 541 and 1306 of the Bankruptcy Code will continue to be property of the estate following confirmation. F. The Trustee will mail payments to the address provided on the proof of claim form unless the creditor provides another address by an amended proof of claim or other document filed with the Clerk. If the claim is subsequently assigned or transferred, the Trustee will continue to remit payment to the original creditor until a formal notice of assignment or transfer is filed with the court. G. Other provisions (explain): ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ H. This plan may be altered post-confirmation in a non-material manner by Court order after notice to the debtor, the trustee, any creditor whose claim is the subject of the modification and any interested party who has requested special notice. I. The debtor will be able to make all payments and comply with all provisions of the Plan, based upon the availability to the Debtor of the income and property the Debtor proposes to use to complete the Plan. This Plan complies with all applicable provisions of the Bankruptcy Code. Any fee, charge, or amount required to be paid prior to confirmation has been paid or will be paid prior to confirmation. The Plan has been proposed in good faith and not by any means forbidden by law. J. There are no additional Plan provisions. K. Pursuant to Federal Bankruptcy Rules 3012, 7004 and 9014; this Plan has been properly served by the Debtors upon all Creditors listed in Class Four, including service by CERTIFIED MAIL upon any insured depository institution listed mailed (date). on L. “Debtor” includes both Debtors in a jointly filed case. Dated: ___________________________ ________________________________________ Attorney for the Debtor I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. ________________________________________ Debtor ________________________________________ Joint Debtor Page 9 of 10 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com EXHIBIT A: LIQUIDATION ANALYSIS ASSETS Real Property Property Value (List each piece of real estate separately) Less First Mortgage Less Second Mortgage Less Claimed Exemptions Less a 10% Cost of Sale Net Equity (do not enter an amount