All Chapter 13 cases have a Trustee who is ultimately responsible for the overall administration of your bankruptcy case. In all cases in Northern Oregon, the Chapter 13 BankruptcyTrustee is Wayne Godare. He maintains over 6,000 active files in addition to yours. For most cases in Southern Oregon(Linn, Lane and Marion County), the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee is Fred Long.
The Trustee must fulfill all duties assigned to him in the Bankruptcy Code. These duties include inspection of your bankruptcy petition to verify that it is truthful; assessing your ability to tender payments and analyzing whether your Chapter 13 plan will be successful as proposed; overseeing your 341 Meeting and appearing at other hearings in your case; monitoring the progress of your case; collecting your payments and allotting them to your creditors according to the plan; recovering improper payments made before your filing; providing information about your case to those who are authorized and have a need to know; and most importantly, assisting you in the performance of your plan.
Remember that the Trustee cannot give you legal advice. If you do have information that you want to bring to the Trustee’s attention or q request that you want to make regarding your case, contact your attorney first.
The Northern Oregon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee’s new address is: 222 S.W. Columbia Street, Suite 1700 Portland, Oregon 97201 and the phone number is 503-972-6300. Office hours are between nine and noon and one to four.
The Southern Oregon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee’s new address is: POB 467, Eugene, Oregon 97440 and the phone number is 541-343-1555. Office hours run from eight to four.