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U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida
Chief Judge: Karen K. Specie
Clerk of Court: Traci E. Abrams
“Our Mission: To administer justice fairly while providing excellent assistance to those we serve."  

Court Announcements and News

Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 - Public Comment Period Open Through November 13th

October 16, 2019

The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, P.L. 116-54 (SBRA) was enacted into law on 8/23/2019 with an effective date of 2/19/2020. Proposed SBRA form changes and interim rules have been posted for public comment. The public comment period will close on 11/13/2019. Click HERE and scroll down to the heading "October 16 Packet" to review the draft and learn how to submit comments.

Proposed Amendments for Public Comment

August 19, 2019

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Civil Rules have proposed amendments to be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The comment period ends February 19, 2020. CLICK HERE for more information. Once all approvals are in place, the target effective date for the proposed rules is December 1, 2021.

All Administrative Orders Regarding Hurricane Michael

October 29, 2018

The following administrative orders have been entered by Chief Judge Specie in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Please click the links below to review the orders:
 - 18-001 Emergency Grants, Loans, Insurance Payments, and Other Assistance
 - 18-002 Inaccessibility to Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and Paper Filing Capabilities
 - 18-003 Chapter 13 Plan Payments

Hurricane Michael - Administrative Orders Entered

October 19, 2018

The following additional administrative orders were entered by Chief Judge Specie in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Please click the links below to review the orders:
 - 18-006 Extension of Deadlines and Bar Dates in Tallahassee Division
 - 18-007 Chapter 13 Plan Payments, Tallahassee Division Cases

New Chapter 13 Mortgage Modification Mediation program Begins 6/1/13

May 17, 2013

Minimum Qualifications:

•Chapter 13 debtors only
•Mediation limited to debtor’s primary residence
•Debtor must be able to contribute up to 31% of gross income to modified mortgage payment
•Debtor must pay a $385 mediation fee to the Chapter 13 Trustee before attending mediation

This Court has implemented a program to streamline the process of obtaining a mortgage modification where lenders are required to have a representative with full settlement authority available at the mediation.

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