The Role of the Bankruptcy Trustee

The Trustee’s Role in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

When a debtor files a Chaptor 7 bankruptcy the United States Trustee appoints a trustee to liquidate any non-exempt assets of the debtor and dispense those funds to the creditors. Each state sets different exemption amounts for different types of property.

The Trustee’s Role in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

When a debtor files a Chapter 13 bankruptcy the trustee confirms the debtor’s Chapter 13 payment plan and oversees payment on that plan.

General Duties of the Trustee

The trustee acts as an advocate for both the debtor and the creditors in that the trustee ensures that the debtor’s are not being harassed by creditors during the automatic stay and that the creditors are receiving their rightful piece of the debtor’s estate.


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