Standing Chapter 13 Trustee

Middle District of Pennsylvania


We advise debtors to seek the advice of counsel for legal questions. The staff of the Office of the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee Office cannot provide legal advice. Our staff is not familiar enough with all of your background to properly provide legal advice to you. Further, our interests may be different in many situations. While we may be able to help you with some procedural questions, you would be much better served by consulting your attorney with important legal questions and options.

Pro Se Debtors

While you may have chosen to represent yourself in this legal matter, we recommend that you consult legal counsel to avoid unwanted results. If you continue to represent yourself, we will presume you know the law and related procedures. Our staff cannot provide legal advice.

Creditors (§341) Meetings Procedures

All chapter 13 debtors are required to appear under oath at a meeting conducted by the Trustee pursuant to §341 of the Bankruptcy Code. You will be advised of the day and time of your meeting through a notice sent to you by the Bankruptcy Clerk. During the meeting, you will be examined by the Trustee regarding the documents filed in the case with particular attention to their truthfulness.

At this time, we conduct all of our initial meetings through Zoom conferencing software. To make the use of this software easier, we recommend following these steps:

Track Your Case Status

You can track the status of plan payments, disbursements to creditors and other important information regarding your case at either of the following websites:

Just follow the instructions provided at either site to sign up at no charge.