A bankruptcy trustee is a neutral third party appointed by the court to oversee a bankruptcy case. The trustee's role is to protect the interests of creditors and ensure that the debtor complies with the bankruptcy laws. An attorney is a legal professional who represents the interests of a client in court or in other legal matters. In the context of bankruptcy, an attorney can represent the debtor, the trustee, or a creditor.
The bankruptcy trustee and the attorneys at Castle Law typically work together to ensure that the bankruptcy case is handled smoothly and efficiently. The trustee will provide the attorney with information about the debtor's assets and debts, and the attorney will advise the debtor on their rights and obligations under the bankruptcy laws.
The trustee and the attorney may also work together to resolve any disputes that arise during the bankruptcy case. For example, if the trustee believes that the debtor has hidden assets, the attorney may be able to help the debtor reach a settlement with the trustee.
In some cases, the bankruptcy trustee and the debtor's attorney may disagree about how the bankruptcy case should be handled. In these cases, the attorney may file a motion with the court to challenge the trustee's actions.
The bankruptcy trustee and the debtor's attorney have a shared goal of ensuring that the bankruptcy case is handled in a fair and impartial manner. By working together, they can help to ensure that the interests of all parties involved are protected.
NOTE: Duplicative of the above. The specific duties of the trustee and the attorney will vary depending on the specific facts and circumstances of the bankruptcy case. However, by working together, they can help to ensure that the bankruptcy case is handled in a fair and efficient manner.
If you're considering filing for bankruptcy, it's important to speak with an attorney to discuss your individual situation. An attorney can help you understand the bankruptcy process and how it will affect you and your spouse. Our Kansas City bankruptcy lawyers want you to succeed after filing for bankruptcy and we'll do everything in our power to make that happen. Give us a call at 816-842-6200 to speak with an attorney about your financial situation, or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.