This website is provided for informational purposes only and with the understanding that the Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee is not engaged in rendering legal advice.  If you have a legal question concerning this topic please contact your attorney.

Our Mission Statement

Our office is charged with the timely, efficient and appropriate administration of Chapter 13 cases assigned to us by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Western Division, under the supervision of the United States Bankruptcy Administrator for the Northern District of Alabama.  Among our duties include:  assisting debtors in the successful completion of Chapter 13 plans, providing accurate and timely information to debtors, creditors, attorneys and the judiciary, and provide timely repayment of claims in conformance with the requirements of the Bankruptcy Code and Rules, and confirmed Chapter 13 Plans. 


We do not accept personal checks. Payments can be made by cashier's check or money order or by cash when paying in person at our office.  Please remember to put your case number on your cashier's check or money order before mailing your payment to insure you are given proper credit for the payment to your case.

Debtor Education

For approved debtor education information contact the Bankruptcy Administrator's office @ www.alnba.uscourts.gov

Contact Information

C. David Cottingham, 
CH. 13 Standing Trustee
Postal address
P.O. Box 020588
Tuscaloosa, AL 35402
Street Address
701 22nd Avenue, Suite 4
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Electronic mail
General Information: dcottingham@ch13tuscaloosa.com


Send mail to dcottingham@ch13tuscaloosa.com with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified: October 26, 2012