Standing Orders 2016-01 & 02

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Effective January 6, 2016 are two new standing orders:

Standing Order 2016-01 New Local Rule 1016-1 Death of Debtor (Chapter 7, 11 And 12) And New Appendix 1, Rule 13-23 Death of Debtor. This new rule, establishes procedures to be followed by debtor’s counsel upon learning of a debtor’s death and subsequent requirements of the debtor’s personal representative. The provisions of this new rule apply in Chapter 13 cases pursuant to Appendix 1, Local Rule 13-23.

Standing Order 2016-02 Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rule 5071-1(b) Continuance is amended and states, “A motion to continue any hearing, including a non-evidentiary hearing or a trial, must be filed and served no later than 10 a.m. on the business day preceding the scheduled hearing date.”