Working With Bankruptcy Trustees

What Are A Bankruptcy Trustee's Responsibilities?

When you file a petition for Chapter 7, Chapter 13 or Chapter 11 bankruptcy, you also provide the court with supplementary documents such as pay stubs and tax information. You may also be required to provide receipts or payment records for certain assets.

These documents are supplied to help bankruptcy trustees effectively review your petition and your financial situation to determine whether or not you qualify for bankruptcy and aid in fraud detection. They then gather nonexempt assets, liquidate those assets and distribute them among creditors.

Protecting Your Interests

Providing thorough, detailed and accurate information to the bankruptcy trustee is crucial. You also need to be wary of any activities that could cause suspicion of fraud, such as gifting important assets to friends and relatives shortly before filing for bankruptcy or giving preferential treatment to certain creditors.

If you are concerned about your debt and want to protect yourself and your loved ones, as your attorney, I can help. My law firm, Jeffrey P. White and Associates, P.C., is devoted to providing quality representation and achieving favorable results in a wide range of bankruptcy and debt relief issues.

With more than 30 years of experience in law and an unwavering dedication to doing what is right for my clients, I have developed a reputation for excellence in Lewiston-Auburn, Portland and throughout Maine. I take the time to work with each of my clients on an individual basis, answering questions and providing clear paths to resolution.


Discuss you questions about bankruptcy trustees and their influence on your bankruptcy case directly with an experienced lawyer. I offer free initial consultations and reasonable fees. Reach my office online or by telephone at 207-536-6224 .

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.