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  • NOTICE RE: TELEPHONIC §341 MEETINGS AND COURT HEARINGS (Updated 4/1/2020)
    NOTE:  This letter and some forms have changed - please review for updated information! Click here to review information on how our office will be conducting matters scheduled for hearing and 341 Meetings of Creditors.    Read more arrow
  • Working from home
    Our staff are working from home for the next several weeks.   Please contact our staff via email instead of by phone as it will be easier for them to respond.  Our staff email addresses are firstname.lastname@det13.com.  You can find the names of our employees on the Who Does What, available on a link on this page. This is a new experience for our staff and it will take us a bit to get used to handling business in this way.  We appreciate your patience as we get the process ironed out.  
  • Debtor Attorneys and the National Data Center
    Click here for an annoucement regarding the our office using the National Data Center to send documents and how the NDC can help debtor attorneys.  Also see our Forms directory for a document on how the NDC can help you.  Read more arrow
  • Now Accepting TFS Payments
    The Office of Chapter 13 Trustee – David W. Ruskin is now accepting online payments via TFS, a secure, online payment service company.   Please see the Payments Online page of this site for more information.  
  • Have you signed up for Attorney Fees paid via EFT?
    Click here to read about the Electronic Disbursement program!  Read more arrow
  • Detroit area Ch 7 Trustee Contact list (2019)
    Click here for an updated Detroit area Ch 7 Trustee contact list.  Please note that our office did not create this list, nor does our office maintain it.  We provide it here as a courtesy to the bankruptcy community.  Read more arrow
  • Joint Memo Regarding Periodic Billing Statements in Bankruptcy
    Click here to read a Joint Memo from the Eastern and Western District Chapter 13 Trustees regarding Amendments to the Consumer Protection Bureau's Mortgage Servicing Rule regarding Periodic Billing Statements in Bankruptcy.  A sample of the Statement is attached to the memo.  Read more arrow
  • New Form Chapter 13 Plan
    The Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has entered Administrative Order 17-04 regarding the use of a Local Form for a Chapter 13 Plan.  Click here to download the Court Notice.  Read more arrow
  • Ch 13 Trustee Memo on Bateson
    Click here for a memo outlining how Chapter 13 Trustees in Eastern District of Michigan will handle funds in cases dismissed post-confirmation as required by the Bateson decision.  Read more arrow
  • New "no look fee" amount.
    Click here for a joint memo from the Detroit Chapter 13 Trustees regarding "no look" fees.  Read more arrow
  • Notice Regarding Stipulations  Read more arrow