JUDGES' POLICIES ON COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS IN COURTROOMS: Each Bankruptcy Judge may have recently adopted requirements for those appearing in their Courtrooms that differ from the policies set for the Courthouses. Be sure to review each Judge's Communication Information. Attorneys should alert their clients to the Judge's policies.
IMPORTANT: All filings with the court - including attachments - must comply with Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9037: Social Security or taxpayer-identification numbers; dates of birth; names of minor children; and financial account numbers may not appear except as allowed by the rule. This includes the initial filing of petition and schedules and any subsequent document - including claims - which become available electronically.
The Court will NOT process any wage assignment orders submitted with the debtor's complete Social Security number visible. The better practice is to submit a wage assignment order with the personal identifiers redacted, or truncated to the last four digits, and then provide the employer with the complete Social Security number in a separate cover letter when delivering the order signed by the Court.
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