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Please contact Trustee Waage's office at 941-747-4644 or visit his website at : http://tampa13.com/


Revised Model Chapter 13 Plan
Effective June 1, 2014

The Judges of the Ft. Myers and Tampa divisions have approved revisions to the Chapter 13 Model Plan. The revised Plan must be used by all Chapter 13 debtors in cases filed as of June 1, 2014.

 Revised Model Plan

 New Model Plan Effective with cases filed as of June 1, 2014-PDF

New Model Plan Effective with cases filed as of June 1, 2014-Word


Presumptive Reasonable Fees for the Middle District of Florida (Tampa/Ft.Myers) for cases filed

on or after April 1, 2013

Plans for 36 months or less:$3,750.00

Plans for 60 months:$4,100.00

Plans between 36 and 60 months : The pro rata portion of $350 ($4100-$3750) based on the months in excess divided by 24, plus $3,750.

A la carte items (no hearing) :$300

A la carte items (hearing) :$400

Additional fee if non-Florida exemptions apply:$300

Maximum plan allocation (for trust fund purposes):$550


Items of Interest:

Excel Chapter 13 Plan Summary-Revised July 2010


Send Payments To:

P.O. Box 830 Memphis, Tn 38101-0830


Send Correspondence To:

P.O. Box 6099, Sun City Center, Fl 33571





Debtor Attorney's E-Mailing Tax Returns, Pay Advices, and Other Requested Documents Must Be Sent In an Adobe "PDF" Format To:

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Note: The total size for one email with PDF's included should not exceed 19 Mb's. If you send an email and it is rejected resend your email with fewer attachments. The Trustee will accept emails only from Attorneys in this account. If you need further help sending email please call the System Administrator at 813-658-1165 at extension 120.




What We Do:

The Office of Terry E. Smith, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the Middle District of Florida, administers chapter 13 bankruptcy cases in the Tampa Division. Matters are heard before Judge Delano (including previous Judge Williamson cases) and Judge K. Rodney May.  We administer bankruptcy cases under the supervision of the United States Trustee and act as a clearinghouse, to receive and disburse funds exactly as prescribed by orders of the court.

Note: If you are on this website looking for information on Ft. Myers cases heard before Judge DeLano or Judge McEwen please click on the link below for Trustee Jon M. Waage: Trustee Jon M. Waage's Website

What We Cannot Do:

The trustee and his staff are prohibited from giving legal advice.


Phone Extensions of Staff and Holiday Closings:

Do you want a list of extensions for the staff of the trusteeship? Click on this link to download this PDF document: Trustee Telephone Extensions-9 Kb

Do you want to know what days the trusteeship will be closed ? Click on this link to download this PDF document:Trustee Holidays 2014

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