bankruptcy trustee

   A court-appointed individual who oversees the case of a person or business that has filed for bankruptcy. In a consumer Chapter 7 case, the trustee gathers the debtor's nonexempt property, liquidates it, and distributes it proportionally to the creditors. In a Chapter 13 case, the trustee receives the debtor's monthly payments and distributes them proportionally to the creditors.

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