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What are the debtor's responsibilities to the trustee?


The law requires the debtor to cooperate with the trustee in the administration of the debtor's case. If the debtor does not cooperate with the trustee, the case may be dismissed. A debtor is responsible for providing the trustee with 60 days worth of pay stubs, tax returns, and other financial statements that the trustee may require (different trustees require different statements). If a debtor is a client of Lincoln Law, the debtor is to provide Lincoln Law with these documents and Lincoln Law sends them to the trustee for the debtor. A debtor must also cooperate with the trustee when the trustee collects the debtor's nonexempt property. Furthermore, for a chapter 13 case, a debtor is required to send monthly payments to the trustee.