The Chapter 13 Standing Trustee is dedicated to
providing effective case administration to ensure that
we assist Chapter 13 Debtors overcome their financial
issues while taking the necessary legal actions to
remedy abuses in the system.  In addition, we will strive
to make certain that our actions are unbiased and fair to
all parties involved in the Chapter 13 Process.

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Case Information

Creditors, Debtors and Debtor Attorneys can view Case Information at the National Data Center
website  by signing up at

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Attention Attorneys

To receive e-mail notification regarding our office policies, updates to our website or other
announcements send an email to
Marie-Ann Greenberg, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Case Will Be Made Available On The Internet To Your Creditors And Other
Parties In Interest.

Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 1302(b)(1) and 704(7), your Chapter 13 Trustee has a duty, unless otherwise
ordered by the bankruptcy court, to furnish information concerning the administration of your bankruptcy
case as is requested by parties in interest. In furtherance of this duty, the Chapter 13 Trustee will make the
following information available to parties in interest who request such information:

1.        Your name, address, bankruptcy case number, state and district in which your case is pending, and
the trustee assigned to your case. Your social security number will not be visible to parties in interest, but
they will be able to search for your bankruptcy case using your social security number. Furthermore, your
employer’s name will not be displayed.

2.        Information regarding claims filed against your bankruptcy case including the identity of the claimant,
the type of claim (e.g., priority taxes, secured, unsecured etc.), and the amount of the claim.

3.        A history of all payments you make to the Chapter 13 Trustee in your bankruptcy case including the
date and amount of each payment.

4.        A history of all disbursements made by the Chapter 13 Trustee in your bankruptcy case including the
date of the disbursement, the payee, and the amount.

You may review, without charge, the information about your Chapter 13 bankruptcy case that is posted on
the Internet. If you believe the information about your bankruptcy case is inaccurate, you can contact your
Trustee to report the error. The URL address where your information is posted is, which is
operated by the NDC. You can contact the NDC at
Update as of May 1st:

341a Hearings:
  • We will continue to use GoToMeeting as our primary medium for 341a hearings.
  • Make sure your client logs on a few minutes before the hearing time and explain the
    camera and microphone use.  You may want to have a “practice session” with debtor if
  • Even though you have sent us a photo id, debtor must have it available at the hearing.
  • Even though you have sent us a signed petition, you must have it available at the hearing.
  • Please note that we only need the signature page of the Original Signed Petition uploaded
    to  We do NOT need the entire petition, plan and anything else the
    debtor signed.
  • All required documents should be uploaded at least 7 days prior to the 341 Hearing.
  • Everyone should be appropriately attired as this is a formal hearing [no bathrobes please
  • Explain to your client that there will be several hearings at each ½  hour interval.
  • Upload tax returns in advance.
  • Please note that all uploads should be in PDF format.  Our system has issues opening
    JPEG, GIF, PNG and other image file formats.
  • Copy of Social Security Card uploaded to should NOT be redacted.  
    We need the full Social Security number for verification.  We will destroy the copy at the
    time of Confirmation or Dismissal of Case.

Confirmation Hearings:
  • All Ch. 13 hearings in Newark are via Court Solutions. It is your responsibility to set up an
    account and schedule your hearings.  You must register for
  • Please note that all Hearings (Confirmation & Motion) start at 10 AM.
  • Do not contact our office for assistance with Court Solutions – we cannot assist.
  • Do not contact our office the day before or day of a hearing with requests.  You should be
    on Court Solutions and make your request then and there for anything that you have not
    addressed at least 3 days prior to the hearing.
  • If you have a contested case and require the judge to hear it, you must advise us of that at
    the 10am call unless you have made prior arrangements through our office, chambers
    AND with your adversary.

Defaults and Dismissals:
  • We have begun filing dismissal motions. The goal is to allow the parties to all know the
    status of the case and to resolve whatever cases are resolvable.
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What's New
Please be advised that due to the current Coronavirus situation, our office will be conducting 341
Hearings via Video Conference until further notice.  
We will be using to facilitate the Video Conference Hearings.  
GoToMeeting can be used on a Laptop or mobile device, such as an iPhone or iPad.  
Please visit the
GoToMeeting website for more information on how this works.

This procedure will commence with 341 Hearings currently scheduled for April 7, 2020.  If you have a
case scheduled for that date, we will be contacting you via email to provide sign-in instructions for the
Video Conference as well as the time of your hearing.  

Any other party or creditor that wishes to participate in the Video Conference must email Jean Renzulli
at at least 3 days prior to the scheduled date to be provided with sign-in

Any request for an adjournment of the scheduled Video Conference must be sent to Jean Renzulli at at least 3 days prior to the scheduled date.

How to connect to gotomeeting


As pertains to the current lapse in appropriations funding by Congress and it’s impact on Bankruptcy
Cases. Adversary Proceedings, and other matters in which the United States is or may be a party, the
Court has issued the attached Order.

Confirmation and motion Adjournment procedure and policy