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ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Cashier/Services Clerk position has been filled. 
Thank you for submitting your application.

WELCOME

D. Sims Crawford
Chapter 13 Standing Trustee
(205) 323-4631
(205) 252-0239 Facsimile
info@ch13bham.com

ATTENTION: Chapter 13 debtors can now make plan payments electronically through TFS Bill Pay.
Visit www.tfsbillpay.com today to learn more and to enroll in an automated payment plan.

Payment Address
Department SF 3
P.O. Box 830525
Birmingham, AL 35283-0525

Correspondence Address

P.O. Box 10848
Birmingham, AL 35202-0848

WHO ARE WE?
This office serves as the Chapter 13 Trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Southern Division (Jefferson, Blount and Shelby Counties). The Trustee collects payments made by Chapter 13 debtors and disburses those payments to creditors as ordered by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and pursuant to confirmed Chapter 13 plans. The Trustee has other duties, such as assisting debtors with their plans, taking legal action in cases when appropriate, and providing information to the Bankruptcy Court, the Bankruptcy Administrator, debtors, creditors and their attorneys.

DISCLAIMER
This website is provided for informational purposes only. By law, the Trustee is not permitted to give legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact your attorney. The unauthorized use of our information is strictly prohibited. If you are uncertain whether your use of this information is permitted, please contact the Trustee's office before proceeding.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE FOR CHAPTER 13 CASE INFORMATION
Chapter 13 case information is now available through the National Data Center. Please click here for more information.

PROVIDING NOTICE TO EMPLOYERS OF PLAN PAYMENT SUSPENSION ORDERS
From time to time in the Southern Division, a Chapter 13 Debtor through Counsel will file a motion to suspend plan payments. When such a motion is granted, the Court enters an order after a hearing or by negative notice. If the case is funded by payroll deduction, it is the responsibility of the Debtor or Debtor's Attorney to notify the debtor's employer of the payment suspension order, and when to resume the payments after the suspension ends.
Please be advised that the office of D. Sims Crawford, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee, does not provide notice of payment suspension orders to Debtors’ employers on a regular basis. These notices should be provided to employers by the Debtors or the Debtors’ Attorneys.
The Trustee’s office will continue to advise, other than on legal matters, assist, and provide information to employers about Trustee Directions for Deduction. However, notice of any payment suspension order and their effective dates should be provided by the Debtor or Debtor’s Attorney. The Trustee will continue to assist employers with such notices in special circumstances as a courtesy to the employers.