A bankruptcy administrator is a court-appointed officer who oversees a debtor’s assets during bankruptcy proceedings. they are appointed by the U.S. Trustee, an official of the Department of Justice, to represent the debtor’s property in bankruptcy proceedings.
For instance, in a Chapter 7 case, they may be responsible for processing payments made by a debtor in a given period of time. While in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy (Reorganization), they are responsible for receiving monthly payments from debtors and distributing those funds pro-rata to the debtors’ creditors.
They will act on behalf of the debtor to ensure that the interests of both creditors and debtors are served under bankruptcy laws and are often required to act as an intermediary in negotiations between the two parties. The duties of the administrator include reviewing petitions and lists of debtors and acting against creditors or the debtor to restore ownership of the bankruptcy estate. They also help debtors with their repayment plans, take legal action in certain situations, and keep the bankruptcy trustee informed about what is happening in your case.
For instance, if you transferred ownership to someone else or paid off some creditors you prefer over others (such as family members) before filing for bankruptcy, the Chapter 7 they can avoid them (cancel them) and return the money or property. distribute it among all your creditors. The decision to reopen bankruptcy proceedings is at the discretion of the United States bankruptcy courts and may be taken to manage assets, provide relief to a debtor, or for other reasons
The independent bankruptcy administrator must act as a guardian to prevent abuse by debtors, trustees, debtors in possession, and attorneys and prevent errors or abuse by the bankruptcy judges themselves. The Confidence Program in the federal judiciary will make the administrative office a mere extension of the bankruptcy court itself.« Back to Glossary