Chapter 13 Debtor's Certified Motion for Discharge Required

Through Standing Order No. 07-04, the bankruptcy judges for the Northern District of Iowa are requiring that a Certified Motion for Discharge (Form IANB1328) be filed by any debtor seeking entry of a discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 1328(a) in a case filed on or after April 20, 2005. The form and Administrative Procedures as adopted by Standing Order 07-04 will permit full compliance with the requirements effectuated by the Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA). Standing Order no. 07-04 is effective immediately and supersedes Standing Order No. 16 (dated 11/21/05). To read the Standing Order in its entirety, or to access Form IANB 1328 (Exhibit #1) or the Court's Administrative Procedures for the Request and Issuance of a Discharge in a Chapter 13 Case (Exhibit #2), click here.