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Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

  • Thu, 07/28/2016
      The court entered an administrative order (No. 925) on July 28, 2016 that adopts a new local form, Local Form 18.  Local Form 18 is a supplement to Director's Bankruptcy Form 4100R ("Response to Notice of Final Cure Payment").  Mortgage creditors...
  • Thu, 07/28/2016
      The court entered an administrative order (No. 923) on July 27, 2016 to increase the presumptive base fee for debtors' attorneys in Chapter 13 cases to $4,500. The increase will apply to cases filed on or after September 1, 2016.
  • Tue, 05/24/2016
        NEW Federal Records Center Electronic Retrieval (SmartScan) Fees     Judiciary Administrative Fee $10.00     Flat Rate Pull and Re-file Fee $9.90     Per Page Retrieval Fee $0...
  • Tue, 05/10/2016
      The December 6, 2016 Asheville Chambers day is canceled.  As an alternative, attorneys may schedule hearings for matters in Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 cases on December 20, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. and hearings for matters in Chapter 11 and Chapter 12...
  • Wed, 03/09/2016
    The court entered an administrative order (No. 916) on March 9, 2016 to address post-conversion disbursements by Chapter 13 Trustees in accordance with the opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States in Harris v. Viegelahn, 575 U.S. ___ (2015...
  • Tue, 02/02/2016
  • Wed, 12/02/2015
      In addition to the revised Official Bankruptcy Forms, please be advised that amendments to the following rules took effect on December 1, 2015: Bankruptcy Rule 1007; and Civil Rules 1, 4, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 37, 55, and 84, and the...
  • Tue, 12/01/2015
    Beginning in January 2016, Judge Whitley’s Shelby hearings in cases filed under Chapters 12 and 13 will be set at 9:30 am.  Cases filed under Chapters 7 and 11 will be set at 10:30 am.
  • Wed, 11/04/2015
      Click here to view the order.
  • Wed, 10/21/2015
      Read this article to learn more about a phone scam that is targeting bankruptcy filers in several states. Please share this information with your debtor clients.