September 14, 2017
Effective September 14, 2017, the Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Trustee issued a memorandum reminding bankruptcy trustees to follow relaxed natural disaster guidelines established initially in 2005 in response to Hurricane Katrina.
Specifically, the United States Trustee Program's Enforcement Guidelines for Bankruptcy Debtors Affected by Natural Disasters call for a bankruptcy trustee to do the following when a debtor (filer) is affected by a natural disaster:
Debtors suffering adverse consequences due to a natural disaster should not hesitate to request special bankruptcy accommodations when needed. Go here for the complete text of the memorandum and guidelines.
For an overview of the financial documents normally required in bankruptcy, read Gathering Your Documents for Bankruptcy.Effective date: September 14, 2017