News & Announcements
Interest rate paid on secured personal property claims provided for in the Chapter 13 Plan
Trustee Craig Shopneck to retire September 30, 2017
Welcome to the Website
Welcome to the website of Lauren A. Helbling, Chapter 13 Trustee. This site provides helpful information regarding the Trustee's administration of Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases and answers common questions regarding Chapter 13 practice in the Northern District of Ohio - Eastern Division (Cleveland). The information presented here should not be construed to be legal advice. If you have legal questions, you should contact your attorney.
Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee
Send only correspondence to this address
Debtors may now make an online payment from a checking or savings account.
This address is for payments only.
Do not send correspondence or documents to
This payment method allows debtors to set up automatic monthly transfers from a checking or savings account. This form must be submitted to
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This automatic payroll deduction is required for an employed debtor. This form must be submitted to the Bankruptcy Court.
For debtors, attorneys and creditors seeking bankruptcy case information.
This tool provides attorneys a secure method to deliver bankruptcy case documents to the Trustee. Initial access to this portal is by invitation only.
Creditor Disbursement Information
The Trustee's office disburses creditor payments, attorney fees and debtor refunds on or about the 10th of each month.
This disbursement method allows creditors and debtor attorneys to have their bankruptcy disbursements deposited directly into a checking or savings account. This form must be submitted to the Trustee.
Chapter 13 Trustee
P.O. Box 593
Memphis, TN 38101-0593
The debtor's name and case number must appear on all checks and money orders.
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