Sometimes I have potential clients who have had friends or family members that have previously filed for bankruptcy and that family member or friend may have had a good/bad experience with their bankruptcy trustee. So the potential client will ask me if it is possible to know who your bankruptcy trustee will be prior to filing your case? The answer depends on what type of bankruptcy you file.
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Broward, Dade or Palm Beach county you will automatically be assigned a bankruptcy trustee at random. So there is no way of knowing who your bankruptcy trustee will be until the actual case is filed.
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
There is only one standing Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee for Broward and Palm Beach County and there is only one standing Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee for Miami-Dade County. So in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy you will be able to know who the trustee is prior to your bankruptcy filing.
If you are thinking if filing for either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in South Florida and you would like to speak with a local bankruptcy attorney then please contact Ofer Shmucher at Shmucher Law, PL by calling 305.741.5553 or 954.309.5559. We offer free consultations in our main Miami Office or any of our satellite offices (by appointment) including Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation and Sunrise Florida.