All Chapter 13 cases have a Trustee responsible for the administration of your case. In all Portland metro area bankruptcy cases, the Trustee is Brian Lynch. He has approximately 5,000 active files in addition to yours. The Trustee’s duties include reviewing your bankruptcy petition to ensure that it is complete and accurate; determining your ability to make payments and whether your Chapter 13 plan will be successful as proposed; conducting the first meeting of creditors and appearing at other hearings in your case; monitoring the progress of your case; collecting your payments and paying 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.

The Trustee’s address is: 1300 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1700 Portland, Oregon 97201 The Trustee’s phone and fax numbers are: (503) 972-6300 PHONE (503) 972-6313 FAX.  

If, for any reason, you change your address while you are in Chapter 13, you MUST notify BOTH the Trustee’s office and the Bankruptcy Court. REMEMBER: the Trustee cannot give you any legal advice. If you need legal advice, you need to contact your attorney. The Trustee’s Office Hours Are – 9am to 12 noon – 1pm to 4pm (closed for lunch).

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