|Who is the Bankruptcy Trustee?
The Bankruptcy Trustee is typically a lawyer (or sometimes a CPA or other professional may also qualify) who is assigned and supervised by the U.S. Department of Justice to review your bankruptcy case, such as the bankruptcy petition, schedules, and supporting documents that you must provide to the Trustee. The Trustee will ask you questions under oath at a hearing (called the “Meeting of Creditors) that takes place approximately 30 days after the case is filed.
There are different types of trustee depending on the type of bankruptcy filed. For example, if there is a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filed, then a Chapter 7 trustee will be assigned to the case. If there is a Chapter 13 bankruptcy filed, then a Chapter 13 trustee will be assigned to the case, etc. In each different Chapter of bankruptcy, the trustee will have different duties and responsibility as dictate by law and policy.
The Trustee does not represent you or your creditors. When you file for bankruptcy, a bankruptcy estate is created from your assets. The Trustee represents the bankruptcy estate and he has certain obligations in order to fulfill his job. In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, primarily, the Trustee is looking to see if there are any non-exempt (i.e., unprotected) assets available to liquidate (i.e., sell) for the benefit of your creditors (called a Liquidation bankruptcy). His review of your filed bankruptcy documents and his questions at the hearing are directed towards that aim. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the trustee is looking to administer a Chapter Plan. The Plan dictates how different creditors and other parties will be paid and/or treated during a structured payment plan (3 to 5 years long) called a reorganization bankruptcy.
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|Reviews, Rating and Affiliations
I must say Scott is they best to work with, he has gone way out of his way to help my wife and I with a chapter 7, he was amazing to work with, if you plan to file you must check with Scott first, he even has 2 locations, Scott would get 10 stars if it would let me rate that high.
- Rick T.
We hired Mr. Hutchinson in early 2011 to represent us in filing for bankruptcy. I had interviewed two other attorneys in Portland prior to selecting him. Mr. Hutchinson is a very professional and knowledgeable attorney. The filing process went very smoothly for and we were discharged successfully. We are very happy that we found him.- Jody H.
No one wants to be in the position to have to file for bankruptcy. It's humiliating no matter what the circumstances. My experience with Mr. Hutchinson was excellent. I was made to feel like a person and not just another case. Not only was I filing for bankruptcy, to top it off my case was extremely difficult (which I am told is highly unusual) as I was right on the border between being able to file a 7 or 13. It created a lot of additional work and hassle for Mr. Hutchinson. Regardless of how frustrating that may have been, I was consistently treated with respect, patience and professionalism throughout the entire process. He went more than the extra mile for me. If you find you are in a position to file bankruptcy I would strongly suggest Mr. Hutchinson's services.
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