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What is a bankruptcy trustee

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What is a bankruptcy trustee


What is a bankruptcy trustee in Houston, Texas? This article is addressed to the chapter 13 trustee program in Houston, Texas. Your Chapter 13 case is assigned to a Trustee by the US Bankruptcy Court. In the Southern District of Texas there are assigned only two trustees to oversee the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases. Once assigned to a trustee after the filing of your Chapter 13 Bankruptcy your Chapter 13 trustee is responsible for accepting your bankruptcy payments and distributing the funds to your creditors according to your plan. Based on your employment you may have a wage order or automatic bank deduction.  Both of the trustees’ websites below have an access portal which can give you real-time information regarding the status of your case.  Clients are encouraged to utilize this service since it provides the most accurate and current information.

Specific responsibilities of the United States Trustees include:

  • Appointing and      supervising private trustees  who      administer Chapter 7, 12, and 13 bankruptcy estates (and serving as      trustees in such cases where private trustees are unable or unwilling to      serve);
  • Taking legal action      to enforce the requirements of the Bankruptcy Code and to prevent fraud      and abuse;
  • Referring matters      for investigation and criminal prosecution when appropriate;
  • Ensuring that      bankruptcy estates are administered promptly and efficiently, and that      professional fees are      reasonable;
  • Appointing and      convening creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 business reorganization      cases;
  • Reviewing      disclosure statements and applications for the retention of professionals;      and
  • Advocating matters      relating to the Bankruptcy Code and rules of procedure in court.


Southern District of Texas   http://www.13network.com/huphome.htm

David G. Peake Payment Address:
David G. Peake
Chapter 13 Trustee
PO Box 2158
Memphis, TN 38101-2158ePay Payments –   Contact your case manager for eligibility.Mailing Address:
9660 Hillcroft, Suite 430Houston, TX 77096

Phone: (713)283-5400
Fax: (713)852-9084

William E. HeitkampPayment Address:
William E. Heitkamp
Chapter 13 Trustee
PO Box 740
Memphis, TN 38101-0740Mailing Address:
9821 Katy Freeway, Suite 590
Houston, TX 77024Phone: (713)722-1200
Fax: (713)722-1211


Our toll-free telephone number is at 1-866-912-9832. You need to learn about all of your options including information about credit, debt, bill consolidation services and federal bankruptcy law.  Please call us at 1-866-912-9832 so that we can discuss your case. You can also visit our web sitewww.busby-lee.com. Our attorney fees are reasonable, competitive, and court- approved.   It is important that you call us soon. Our office is conveniently located near the Galleria and Highway 59 on Hillcroft between Richmond and Westheimer. Call us toll-free at 1-866-912-9832 for directions to our office.

We provide bankruptcy services in the greater Houston metro area including the cities of Katy, Sugarland, Pearland, Friendswood, Clear Lake, Bellaire, Bunker Hill, Deer Park, Denver Harbor, Galena Park, Cypress, Jacinto City, Jersey City, La Porte, Missouri City, Pearland, Sea Brook, Stafford, Alief  and Galveston. We also handle cases from The Woodlands, Spring and Tomball and cases in Baytown and Channelview.

We handle bankruptcy cases in all of these counties: Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Matagorda, Austin, Brazos, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Madison, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, Wharton