What is a Bankruptcy Trustee?

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Are you being told that you will need a bankruptcy trustee to review your documents?  Watch this video by Buffalo Bankruptcy Lawyer Michael F. Barrett for an explanation of the role of a bankruptcy trustee. If you have questions about bankruptcy, please contact us to schedule a consultation with an experienced bankruptcy attorney today. We welcome the opportunity to assist you on your road to financial recovery.

  • When a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is filed, a bankruptcy trustee is assigned to your case.
  • The trustee will review your paperwork for accuracy and collect legally permitted assets to be used toward paying off your creditors.
  • In most cases, the trustee cannot collect any assets, resulting in what we call no-asset cases, because the law’s strong protections allow debtors to keep a lot of their property.
  • Competent legal assistance is essential in bankruptcy cases because if exemptions are not applied correctly, the trustee may be able to take your property.

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