A chapter 13 trustee is the person that the United States Trustee (U.S. Department of Justice) appoints in each state/district to do the following:
1. Review the Chapter 13 Filer’s proposed Chapter 13 Plan to ensure that it satisfies the requirements for a chapter 13 plan.
2. Collect payments from the Filer.
3. Distribute payment to the creditors as contained in a confirmed chapter 13 plan.
4. Administer the plan until the case is closed.
In Arizona, the Chapter 13 Trustee takes a very active role in making sure that the Filer is complying with the requirements of the Bankruptcy Code. This makes the requirement that the Filer cooperate with the Trustee in providing information even more important.
If you are in Arizona and have questions about Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and the role the Chapter 13 Trustee plays in the confirmation and success of a chapter 13 plan, contact Campbell & Coombs at (480) 839-4828.