L. Rule 3015. CHAPTER 13 PLAN AND CONFIRMATION HEARINGS

(a) Timely Filing of Plan.

If the plan is not timely filed, the Court may summarily dismiss the case without notice or hearing. A motion to extend the time for filing the plan must be filed before the expiration of the time provided in FRBP 3015(b).

(b) Notice.

Unless provided otherwise by standing order, the debtor shall serve a copy of the plan and any amended plan on the Trustee, all creditors, and all parties requesting notice.

(c) Pay Orders and Waivers of Pay Orders.

Pay orders are required in all Chapter 13 cases, except as provided herein or as otherwise ordered by the Court. The Chapter 13 trustee may waive the requirement of a pay order at the Meeting of Creditors on request of the debtor. If the Chapter 13 trustee declines to waive the requirement of a pay order, then the debtor may request a waiver of the pay order from the Court on motion and notice to the trustee and with opportunity for a hearing.

(d) Modification of Plan After Confirmation.

Any modification to a plan after confirmation shall be upon motion and shall comply with the provisions of L. Rule 9014 and the requirements imposed by any applicable standing order affecting Chapter 13 practice in the division in which the case is pending. Contemporaneously with the motion to modify, amended schedules I and J must be filed with the Court as a separate entry on the docket.  The filing of amended I and J only applies to the debtor, and not the Chapter 13 trustee.

(e) Excused Attendance at Confirmation Hearings.

If all of the following conditions are met, the debtor and the debtor’s attorney are excused from attending the scheduled Chapter 13 plan confirmation hearing:

(1) the plan has been filed and requirements imposed by any applicable standing order affecting Chapter 13 practice in the division in which the case is pending have been complied with;

(2) no party in interest has timely filed an objection or any such objection has been resolved before confirmation;

(3) the Chapter 13 trustee has recommended confirmation; and

(4) the Declaration Concerning Confirmation Requirements is filed no later than 7 days before the confirmation hearing to the extent that the Chapter 13 trustee requires a Declaration Concerning Confirmation Requirements.