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  • Attorney Forum Meeting
    The 2018 Attorney Forum will be held at the Offices of David Wm. Ruskin on February 19, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  See the attachment for more details.
  • 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.
  • Debtor Handbook Revised (revised 1/26/18)
    The Debtor Handbook has been revised.  Please feel free to download a copy from the Forms sections of this website for personal use or to distribute to clients.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • New Fee Order
    The Chapter 13 Trustees of the Eastern District of Michigan have released a new standard Form Order Approving Fees.  Please visit the Forms page of the Attorneys section for more information.
  • 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.
  • Office Closed 1/21/2019
    Our office will be closed on January 21, 2019 to commemorate the MLK Holiday.  The office will reopen at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday , January 22, 2019.      
  • Revised Forms
    Click here for information about revised forms on our website.
  • Site Updates as of 12/5/2018
    Multiple forms have been updated on our website.  Please visit the Forms page under Attorneys and Creditors to download these forms.  We have also updated our 2019 Office calendar.  Please replace any prior copies that you may have downloaded.
  • Trustee Fee 2019
    Effective October 1, 2018, the US Trustee Program has established the Trustee Fee for cases administered by David Ruskin at 8.5%.  This amount can fluctuate during the course of a fiscal year as well as during the life of a Plan. We encourage the use of a higher rate when calculating cases to account for these changes.
  • Updated Forms
    Click here for more information on updated forms.
  • Updated Who Does What (09/21/2018)
    Our Who Does What has been updated to reflect changes in our Data Processing Department.  Please download the latest copy and distribute it in your office.    
  • Debtor Financial Education Workshops
    There are no workshops scheduled at this time.
  • New "no look fee" amount.
    Click here for a joint memo from the Detroit Chapter 13 Trustees regarding "no look" fees.
  • Notice Regarding Stipulations
  • Have you signed up for Attorney Fees paid via EFT?
    Click here to read about the Electronic Disbursement program!
  • Revised Questions to Ask Debtors at the 341 (UPDATED April 2016)
    Click here to read about the revised "Questions to ask at the 341" form.
  • Ford Motor Payroll Deduction Address