Judge Margaret Murphy


Atlanta Division Information
Chambers:

Room 1290 - U.S. Courthouse

75 Spring Street SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Office Hours:
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Telephone:
(404)215.1006
Courtrooms:
Room 1204, U.S. Courthouse
Email:

MHMChambers@ganb.uscourts.gov


Chambers Staff
Judicial Assistant
(404)215.1006
Courtroom Deputy Clerk
(404)215.1009
Law Clerk
(404)215.1008

General Information
Open Calendar
Available Hearing
Sample Forms and Notices
Forms for motions and orders seeking emergency relief from the automatic stay to allow a foreclosure sale to take place.

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Order and Notice on Motion of Debtor for Approval of Compromise and Settlement and for Approval of Compensation for Special Counsel.

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Strict compliance order modifying stay following delinquency by Debtor.

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Order and Notice on Motion to Sell.

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Order and Notice on Motion to Reopen.

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Order and Notice on Debtor's Motion to Continue / Extend Stay

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Petition for Unclaimed Funds

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Order and Notice on Strip Lien Motion Chapter 13

Order and Notice on Strip Lien Motion Chapter 7

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Order and Notice on Loan Modification

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Filing for Unclaimed Funds

Unclaimed funds are funds held by the bankruptcy court for an owner or recipient who is entitled to the money, but who has failed to claim ownership of it. Unclaimed funds may arise out of a variety of circumstances. For example, delivery of a payment may not be possible because of faulty or incomplete address information for the recipient. In other instances, proceeds or uncashed dividend checks from bankruptcy cases may not have been claimed by the parties, agencies, next of kin, or other recipients entitled to them.

Petitions for release of unclaimed funds must comply with UCF Requirements. The party entitled to the funds, or the party’s agent, must file with the court a motion/petition and submit a proposed order for payment of unclaimed funds. Notice of the motion must be given to the United States Attorney, the United States Trustee, and the case trustee, if any.

All claims must have proper documentation as required for executing the petition for reimbursement. These should include at least the following:

  1. Petition for reimbursement or a motion to release the funds
  2. Proposed court order to release the funds (signed by person submitting proposed order)
  3. Proper authority by the signer or claimant requesting release of the funds
  4. Photocopy of photo identification such as driver’s license or passport, or a letter of administration or probated will, or corporate documents (if applicable) showing proof of ownership of the funds through amendment, merger, or dissolution, as appropriate.
  5. Completed IRS form W-9. Claimant’s social security or tax identification number is required for processing of all payments of unclaimed funds.

For more information, contact Administrative Services at (404) 215-1000, and ask to speak with someone in the Financial section.

SEARCH FOR UNCLAIMED FUNDS

An unclaimed funds public search utility is located at http://search.vaeb.uscourts.gov/ucf/c/ganb .

To search for funds deposited with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia, select GANB in the drop down box labeled "Court". Populate other fields, as appropriate, to narrow your search.

The unclaimed funds public search utility may also be used to search unclaimed funds records maintained in other bankruptcy courts by selecting their court name abbreviation in the drop down box. Each court maintains their own unclaimed funds records. Please contact individual bankruptcy courts for information regarding the status of and/or petition procedures for release of unclaimed funds listed for their court.