In a chapter 7 bk. Will the trustee do anything prior to the meeting as far as collecting? I am doing this pro se.

Asked over 1 year ago - Jackson, MS

Chapter 7 bankruptcy

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  1. Gary D. Bollinger

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . You wrote, "In a chapter 7 bk. Will the trustee do anything prior to the meeting as far as collecting?"

    A: In a few districts, the bankruptcy Trustee might freeze a bank account or take collection actions for an ongoing business.

  2. Diane L Gruber


    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . No, but after the hearing the trustee has the authority to take your non-protected assets. It is better if you AT LEAST invest in a consultation with a bankruptcy attorney BEFORE filing your petition.

    Be sure to designate "best answer." If you live in Oregon, you may call me for more detailed advice, 503-650-9662.... more
  3. Dwayne M Farnsworth

    Contributor Level 14


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    Answered . Shortly after you file your Chapter 7 proceeding the trustee will usually request information that they need in order to get prepared for the Meeting of Creditors and for the proper administration of the case. However, in almost all cases the trustee usually will NOT assert control over your assets so soon.

    Get ready to answer any questions your trustee may have at the meeting of creditors. Good Luck!

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Bankruptcy is a legal way for people or businesses who are no longer capable of paying back their bills to clear these debts and start over.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a form of bankruptcy where your debts are canceled, but some of your assets are sold to pay off part of your debt.

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