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Does The Bankruptcy Trustee Work For My Creditors?

No, the bankruptcy trustee is appointed by the US Department of Justice, and acts as an administrator for cases in the federal bankruptcy court system.

The trustee should be an impartial actor who works to fairly and properly allocate funds you have to creditors you owe, usually at a steep discount.

The trustee has considerable authority to investigate your financial life, which can feel adversarial for many filers, but the trustee himself (or herself) does not work for your creditors.

Working with the bankruptcy trustee can be uncomfortable, and it can help to have a trusted advisor to guide you through the process and raise issues with the trustee.

Call the attorneys at Zelentiz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-599-1111 to learn how we can help you through the bankruptcy process so you can move forward with your life.