The Chapter 13 Trustee is an attorney assigned by the court to review your chapter 13 case and work with your attorney towards getting the case confirmed. About a month after you file your chapter 13 case, you will meet with the trustee. Your attorney will be there with you.
The trustee will sit at a large folding table, with you and your attorney sitting on the other side. He will ask you various questions about your paperwork, including the terms of the plan you have filed with the court. However, the first questions are always the same. He asks:
1. Please state your name and address for the record.
2. Is the information in your bankruptcy papers true, complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge?
3. Did you review your bankruptcy papers before signing them?
4. Did you personally sign your bankruptcy papers?
5. Have you purchased a vehicle in the last 6 months?
6. Have you sold, transferred or disposed of your interest in any property within 1 year of your bankruptcy filing?
7. Do you have any pending lawsuits, causes of action, or claims that you have asserted against another person?
8. Are you required to pay child support or alimony?
9. Have you lived in Utah more than 2 years?
It’s really not that bad of a court hearing, and is much, much better than anything you’ve ever seen on tv.