Who Is The Trustee, And What Are His or Her Duties?

The bankruptcy trustee is appointed by the Court to administer the case on behalf of the creditors of the debtor. If there are non-exempt assets the trustee will collect them and reduce them to cash in order to pay the creditors to the extent possible. The trustee also represents the creditors at the “meeting of the creditors,” where the debtor is put under oath and questioned about his or her property. The trustee is normally very polite, and the meeting of the creditors is attended by the debtor(s) and their attorney, so honest debtors should not feel intimidated by the bankruptcy trustee, or their Court hearing. Everything is done very politely and professionally.