General Orders

  • General Order No. 25-2018       |   10/31/2018

    This order is issued pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 5005 and 9036, and BLR 5005-8 and further explains the Court's CM/ECF administrative procedures as they apply to service of pleadings.  This order applies to all pleadings and documents filed in any case in this Court, including adversary proceedings on or after December 1, 2018.

  • General Order No. 24-2018       |   10/31/2018

    This order establishes procedures for counsel to utilize with respect to noticing of hearings and providing an opportunity to object.  These procedures are not available for pro se litigants.  Use of Exhibit A referenced in paragraph B of the order is mandatory.  This General Order supplements, rather than replaces, the procedures for notice of hearings and opportunity to object found in the Bankruptcy Rules and the Local Rules.

  • General Order No. 23-2018       |   10/31/2018

    This order is effective as to all notices and orders, as further described in the order, issued in cases on or after December 1, 2018 and, as to those cases, replaces General Order No. 16-2013.

  • General Order No. 22-2017       |   11/15/2017

    This Order, effective December 1, 2017, establishes procedures for attorneys to utilize in charging and collecting attorney's fees, expenses, and costs in connection with representation of Debtors in Chapter 13 cases in accordance with the Local Form for Chapter 13 plans that the Court adopted in General Order 21-2017

  • General Order No. 21-2017       |   11/15/2017

    This Order, effective December 1, 2017, requires the Local Form for Chapter 13 Plans and establishes related procedures.

  • General Order No. 20-2016       |   11/30/2016

    This Order, which supersedes General Order 15-2013, adopts local procedures to ensure uniformity in the deposit, investment and tax administration of funds in the Court's registry.
     

  • General Order 19-2015       |   12/09/2015

    This Order is effective as to all pending cases and cases filed on or after the date of the entry of this Order. This order supersedes General Order No. 8-2007 entered on January 9, 2007 regarding Chapter 13 §1326(a)(1)(C) pre-confirmation adequate protection payments.

  • General Order 18-2015       |   12/01/2015

    This Order is effective as to all pending cases and cases filed on or after the date of the entry of this Order.  It replaces all other General Orders with respect to compensation of attorneys for the debtor in Chapter 13 cases.

    Attachment to Order - Rights And Responsibilities Statement Between Chapter 13 Debtors And Their Attorneys

    Special Annotated Version of Rights And Responsibilities Statement Between Chapter 13 Debtors And Their Attorneys which cross-references the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention And Consumer Protection of 2005
     

  • General Order 17-2015       |   03/19/2015

    Effective April 1, 2015, the chapter 13 trustees in the Northern District of Georgia shall take a percentage fee upon receipt of funds. This Order is effective in all chapter 13 cases in this district and supersedes any contrary language in a chapter 13 plan.

  • Order Amending General Order 16-2013       |   02/28/2013

    Corrects two errors contained in General Order 16-2013, entered February 12, 2013. The errors corrected are (1) a typographical error in footnote 1; and (2) insertion of a word inadvertently omitted in paragraph 8. Except as amended, General Order No. 16-2013 remains in full force and effect.

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