Local Rule 4002. DUTIES OF CHAPTER 13 DEBTORS BEFORE COMPLETING THEIR PLAN

(a) Transfers of property and new debt. Debtors are prohibited from transferring, selling, or otherwise disposing of any nonexempt personal property with a value of $1,000 or more or nonexempt real property with a value of $5,000 or more other than in the regular course of their financial or business affairs without court approval. Except as provided in 11 U.S.C. § 364 and § 1304, debtors may not incur aggregate new debt exceeding $1,000 without court approval.

(b) Insurance. Debtors must maintain insurance as required by any law, contract, or security agreement.

(c) Support payments. Debtors must maintain direct ongoing child or spousal support payments.

(d) Compliance with applicable nonbankruptcy law. While operating under chapter 13, debtors must conduct their financial and business affairs in accordance with applicable nonbankruptcy law. This duty includes, but is not limited to, filing tax returns and paying taxes.

(e) Wage orders. If during the life of the plan a debtor becomes delinquent on making plan payments, then, on the request of the trustee, the debtor must provide a wage order directing his or her employer to make the payments to the chapter 13 trustee. If the debtor fails to voluntarily give the trustee a wage order within thirty (30) days of the request, the trustee may in his or her discretion, lodge with the court on an ex parte basis a proposed wage order along with a declaration regarding the debtor's default and the trustee's unsuccessful attempt to obtain a voluntary wage order from the debtor.