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Providing Tax Documents to the Bankruptcy Trustee

When you file for bankruptcy, you should be prepared to provide tax documents to the bankruptcy trustee. By reviewing your tax documents, the trus...

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The Bankruptcy Trustee and the 341 Hearing

If you file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you must attend something called the 341 hearing or the meeting of creditors.The bankruptcy tr...

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How the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Pays Creditors

In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you make a monthly payment to your Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee in accordance with your Chapter 13 plan. The trustee th...

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Adversary Proceedings in Bankruptcy: Preferential Transfers

If you paid money to a creditor before you filed bankruptcy, the bankruptcy trustee may be able to get this money back for the bankruptcy estate. The ...

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What the Bankruptcy Trustee Looks for in Your Schedules

The bankruptcy trustee reviews your bankruptcy petition and schedules to find information about you and your finances.

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Can the Chapter 13 trustee take my tax refund?

If you are anticipating a tax refund and plan to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or are in the middle of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, here's what you ...

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Can the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Take My Yearly Bonus?

Your yearly bonus is disposable income that the can be used by the Chapter 13 trustee to pay your creditors. Whether the trustee takes your bonus may ...

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When the Bankruptcy Trustee Suspects Fraud

Bankruptcy trustees take fraud very seriously. If the bankruptcy trustee suspects fraud, what the trustee will do depends on: the specific facts o...

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Turning Over Personal Property to the Bankruptcy Trustee

If you have nonexempt personal property, the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee is entitled to take it, sell it, and use the proceeds to repay your unse...

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Will the trustee find property that I don't disclose in my bankruptcy paperwork?

Some people filing for bankruptcy think that if they don't list property in their bankruptcy petition and schedules, they can dupe the trustee and...

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Will the bankruptcy trustee answer my questions?

The bankruptcy trustee cannot provide legal advice, but might be able to answer a procedural question.

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The bankruptcy trustee wants payment for a preferential transfer to an insider. What do I do?

If you paid money or transferred property to a relative, friend, or business associate (an "insider") as payment of a debt within one year prior...

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Who does the bankruptcy trustee represent? Is she my friend or foe in the case?

The bankruptcy trustee does not represent you or your creditors. When you file for bankruptcy, a bankruptcy estate is created.

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What is a successor trustee?

A successor trustee is a bankruptcy trustee that takes over a bankruptcy case when the original trustee that was appointed to that bankruptcy case...

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Can the bankruptcy trustee deny my discharge?

The bankruptcy trustee does not have the authority to deny or grant your discharge. While any interested party is allowed to challenge your disc...

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Does the bankruptcy trustee decide if my property is exempt?

When you file for bankruptcy, you file your schedules and statements, listing all of your property and identifying the property which your are cla...

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How does the bankruptcy trustee sell my home?

In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the bankruptcy trustee will sell your home if there is significant nonexempt equity. The trustee will use the proceeds ...

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The Bankruptcy Trustee and Preference Claims

The Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee has certain "strong arm" or avoiding powers which allow the trustee to reach back and undo certain transactions...

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Can the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee take my tax refund?

It is very likely that the Chapter 7 trustee will take your tax refund if you file for bankruptcy.

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Can the bankruptcy trustee take money I win in a personal injury lawsuit?

Any personal injury claim or lawsuit that results from an event that took place before you filed for bankruptcy comes under the control of the b...

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How Do Bankruptcy Trustees Get Paid?

The bankruptcy laws set out the method and the maximum compensation levels for bankruptcy trustees.

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The Role of the Bankruptcy Trustee in Chapter 13

The Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee performs many duties ranging from making sure your repayment plan complies with bankruptcy laws to actually admi...

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The Role of the Bankruptcy Trustee in Chapter 7

When a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is filed, an impartial bankruptcy trustee is appointed to oversee and administer the case. The Chapter 7 bankruptcy tr...

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