Welcome to the official website of Joseph M. Black, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee in the Southern District of Indiana.

Joseph M. Black is charged with administering Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana (New Albany Division).

This site is provided as a public service to debtors, creditors, and attorneys, and anyone else interested in Chapter 13 cases in the New Albany Division.

What can you gain from this site?

  • Learn how and when to contact the Trustee’s office
  • Visit the Payment Options page to learn how to make your plan payment online.
  • Read the Overview page for information about different types of bankruptcy chapters
  • Log in to the ECF / Pacer web site directly from here


The Debtor’s name and case number must appear on the face of all payments and correspondence.

Online Payment Options

Below you will find links to our online payment options.

For other payment options go to the Payment Options page.


Contact Info:

• Contact by email:

• Or by fax: 812-523-8838

• Or by phone: 812-524-7211

• Reference Case name and Number
when corresponding