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Trustee in bankruptcy
Trustee In Bankruptcy
A court- or government-appointed person who manages assets in bankruptcy. In the United States, trustees in bankruptcy have different duties depending on the type of bankruptcy filed. In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the trustee liquidates all non-exempt assets and distributes the proceeds to creditors according to bankruptcy law and the court's directions. In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the trustee reviews the debtor's plans and collects and distributes payments to creditors. In Canada, trustees in bankruptcy hold assets in trust and distribute them to creditors according to the dictates of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.