July 2010

26 Jul What Are the Duties of the Trustee in Bankruptcy?

When you file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, a Trustee is appointed to administer your case. This person is an independent contractor who works for the Office of theU.S. Trustee in the Department of Justice. Although they are commonly attorneys, there is no requirement that you be admitted to practice law to do the job.

Administering a case means reviewing the bankruptcypetition and all supporting paperwork filed with the Bankruptcy Court to see that it is properly completed according to the Bankruptcy Code requirements.

Then the Trustee must conduct an examinationof the persons filing bankruptcy to determine background information relevant to the case. The examination will also include production of paperwork documenting the information included on the bankruptcy petition.

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