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U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Western District of Washington
Western District of Washington

 
Hon. Paul B. Snyder, Chief Judge Mark L. Hatcher, Clerk of Court
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After you file bankruptcy
[last updated: 06/25/2014]

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY THE CHAPTER 7 AND CHAPTER 13 TRUSTEE

  • Chapter 7 Debtor(s) Requirement to Send Documents to the Trustee
  • Chapter 13 Debtor(s) Requirement to Send Documents to the Trustee
  • CERTIFICATE OF DEBTOR EDUCATION REQUIRED TO RECEIVE DISCHARGE

  • Approved Debtor Education Providers (Judicial District is WAW)
  • BRINGING ISSUES BEFORE THE COURT

    In order to provide a fair and neutral forum in the court setting, judges are not allowed to discuss cases with attorneys or debtors or other parties in a case unless all the parties to the case are present. Any communication regarding a case should not be made by contacting the judge directly but made either during an official court hearing where all parties are present or by filing a pleading with the clerk of the court. For the same reason, direct communication with judicial law clerks is not appropriate.

    The process for requesting that a judge take action in a case is to file a motion or other pleading in the case. Such requests for action must be made in the form required by court rules and should clearly describe the relief requested and the reason why the relief is appropriate. See Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and the Local Bankruptcy Rules.

    Questions regarding the procedure for filing a motion or request may be directed to the clerk's office. The clerk's office cannot provide legal advice but may give procedural advice as to how to file pleadings.

    BASIC FORM PLEADINGS

  • Generic Motion
  • Generic Notice of Hearing
  • Amendment Cover Sheet
  • Application for Waiver of Chapter 7 Filing Fee
  • Change of Address
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