Will The Trustee Come to My House?
It is not usual for the trustee to come to your home during bankruptcy. Some circumstances can prompt a visit. You are obligated to provide the court with a clear and accurate financial picture of your assets during bankruptcy. A trustee may visit your home if they received information that you failed to list assets, devalued assets, tried to hide them or even reduced a property’s value.
What are the duties of a trustee? Their duties include:
- Looking into your financial affairs
- Selling property that is not exempt
- Distributing the proceeds to creditors
- Inspecting your property if there is conflicting information provided by a third party or creditor
Factors that may prompt the trustee to perform an inspection:
- Undervaluing property in the bankruptcy
- Overvaluing property in the bankruptcy
- Not listing all your property
- Large credit card debt but not much in the way of property to show for it
- An expensive house, but there is no personal property listed
It is important to note that the trustee cannot take any property without your consent. The trustee may file a motion to force the turnover of any property in dispute. If you refuse to turn over property after the entry of a court order, there could be serious ramifications.
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