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The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana now offers debtors the opportunity to request receipt of court notices and orders via e-mail, instead of U.S. mail, through a program called Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN). Participation in the DeBN is optional, not mandatory.
DeBN provides the following advantages:
Faster – You will receive notices the same day they are filed by the court.
Convenient – Access your notices anywhere you have internet access.
No more lost paperwork – Storing notices on your computer means never losing a paper copy.
It is FREE!
Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9036 provides that a party may make a written request for delivery of notices via e-mail, instead of U.S. mail. Through the DeBN program, only notices and orders that have been filed by the court can be emailed to the debtor.
Note: Only the court is authorized to send notices to the debtor through the DeBN program. All other parties, such as trustees and creditors, will continue to serve the debtor via U.S. mail or in person as required by the court rules.