soon as your case has been sent to the trustee appointed in your case, the
trustee will ordinarily send a letter to you requiring that you provide
certain information prior to the meeting which you will be required to
attend. This is a sample letter. The letter you receive may be different
since each trustee can prepare his own version of the letter.
SAMPLE CHAPTER 7 TRUSTEE LETTER
RE: BANKRUPTCY CASE NUMBER: 00-000000-PHX
I have been appointed Trustee of your bankruptcy proceedings by the U.S. Trustee for the District of Arizona. Your first meeting of creditors has been set for [date] at the U.S. Trustee's Office located at [address] A driver's license or photo I. D. as well as a second form of I. D. containing your social security number will be required at the meeting. The notice of your meeting time will be sent to you by the Court. It is important that you attend the meeting.
Below is a list of items and information that you must send to my office at once. THESE ITEMS MUST REACH MY OFFICE NO LATER THAN 14 DAYS BEFORE YOUR FIRST MEETING OF CREDITORS. DO NOT send this information certified/return receipt requested or express mail. Whenever possible, mail information in a flat envelope and write your case number on the lower left corner of the mailing envelope.
Questions you may have concerning the documents requested may be answered on the sheet titled Frequently Asked Questions.
Before the Meeting you must read the enclosed Bankruptcy Information Sheet
BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR CASE NUMBER IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER OF ALL PAGES OF CORRESPONDENCE YOU SEND TO THIS OFFICE; ALSO INCLUDE YOUR CASE NUMBER ON THE LOWER LEFT CORNER OF ALL MAILING ENVELOPES. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH EACH AND EVERYONE OF THESE REQUIREMENTS BY 15 DAYS BEFORE YOUR CREDITOR'S MEETING MAY RESULT IN THE POSTPONEMENT OF YOUR HEARING AND YOUR DISCHARGE. REFUSAL TO COOPERATE WITH THE TRUSTEE MAY RESULT IN A COMPLAINT TO COMPLETELY DENY OR SET ASIDE YOUR DISCHARGE. REMEMBER: SUBMIT COPIES ONLY OF REQUESTED INFORMATION. ORIGINALS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
SI NO HABLA INGLES, SE NECESITA TRAER UN INTERPRETADOR.
U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee
SAMPLE CHAPTER 13 TRUSTEE QUESTIONNAIRE
[Trustee Name], TRUSTEE
NAME(S) OF DEBTOR(S): _________________ CASE NUMBER: ______________
Return this questionnaire within 10 days after the meeting
of creditors with income verification. If this is a husband and wife
case, then the questions apply to both of you.
1. Since you filed your case, have there been any changes in your income or do you expect changes in the next 12 months? ______ No ______ Yes
3. Have you filed federal and state income tax returns for the last 10 years? ______ No ______ Yes
4. Are you in business, self employed or an independent contractor? ______ No ______ Yes
5. Do you have any pending or possible money claims
for inheritances, personal injury, wrongful death, wrongful employment
termination or discrimination, or other types of claims?
______ No ______ Yes
INFORMATION TO PROVIDE THE TRUSTEE:
6. Income verification. Section 521 of the Bankruptcy
Code requires to provide information or documents the Trustee requests. If
employed, provide the Trustee with two recent and consecutive paystubs
from each working debtor. Failure to provide verification of income
will cause the Trustee to support dismissal of your case.
Date: ________________, 200__
Debtor: ______________________ Debtor: