The Bankruptcy Trustee

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The bankruptcy trustee is the person assigned to administer cases for the bankruptcy court. He or she is usually, but not always, an attorney with experience in bankruptcy. The job of the trustee is primarily to ensure you do not fraudulently prevent your creditors from their fair share.

In a Chapter 7 case, the trustee will primarily be interested in your property and assets. He or she will be looking to obtain any non-exempt property of value to sell for the benefit of your creditors.

In a Chapter 13 case, the trustee will want to make sure that your proposed repayment plan is fair, and that you're not underreporting your income, or overestimating your expenses.

Check out the articles and questions below to learn more about the role of the bankruptcy trustee in your bankruptcy case.