Resources for Chapter 13 Petitioners

 

 

Notice

This information is not meant to convey legal advice to an individual seeking Chapter 13 bankruptcy reorganization, but is meant strictly as an educational tool.

 

 

 

 

A Trustee's Role

A Chapter 13 Trustee is appointed by the United States Department of Justice - United States Trustee Program pursuant to 28 USC Section 586. The Trustee's role is to administer bankruptcy cases. Administration of said cases includes, but is not limited to:

  • Conducting a 341 meeting of creditors
  • Evaluating a Chapter 13 plan for compliance with Title 11
  • Evaluating claims of creditors for correctness as to legal form, (not substance)
  • Collect monthly payments from petitioners in Chapter 13 plans
  • Disburse funds to creditors pursuant to the Chapter 13 plan and orders of the United States Bankruptcy Court
  • Provide educational information to debtors and creditors (not legal advice)
  • Provide annual accounting to petitioners in a Chapter 13 plan
  • Provide final accounting and appropriate orders to complete the administration of a Chapter 13 case

The Trustee does not represent either debtors or creditors; and therefore, cannot give individual legal advice to either party in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

  
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