Mortgage Modification Mediation Program

Request for Public Comments until July 22, 2020

The United States Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Ohio (the “Court”) is establishing a mortgage modification mediation program (“MMM Program”) as a forum for debtors and creditors to reach consensual resolution regarding the treatment of property at risk of foreclosure or other adverse action. The goal of the MMM Program is to facilitate communication and exchange of information in a confidential setting and encourage the parties to finalize a feasible and beneficial agreement under the supervision of the Court. The MMM Program is an optional program.

The MMM Program procedures and related forms are listed below:

The Mortgage Modification Mediation Program and Procedures

Certification of Mortgage Modification Mediation (“MMM”) Eligibility and Readiness

Motion for Referral to Mortgage Modification Mediation (“MMM”)

Order Directing Mortgage Modification Mediation (“MMM”)

Third Party Consent to Participate in Mortgage Modification Mediation

Election to Appoint a Facilitator

Clerk’s Notice of Selection

Joint Stipulation Extending the Mortgage Modification Mediation Period

Motion to Approve Mortgage Modification Trial Period Payments

Order Granting Motion to Approve Mortgage Modification Trial Period Payments

Motion to Approve Mortgage Modification 

Order Approving Mortgage Modification

Motion to Terminate Mortgage Modification Mediation

Order Terminating Mortgage Modification Mediation

Notice of Administrative Adjustment of Dividend to Nonpriority Unsecured Creditors due to Mortgage Modification Mediation

Application to Become a Facilitator

Mortgage Modification Mediation Timeline

Chapter 13 Plan Nonstandard Provision language for Mortgage Modification Mediation