Chapter 13 Trustee Home Page

You have reached the website for the Office of Russell Brown, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee.


As a trustee, Mr. Brown will ensure that the interests of creditors and debtors are maintained in accordance with the bankruptcy laws. He is responsible for reviewing the repayment plans of debtors and ensuring that debtors have no problems following their plans. At the same time, he ensures that the repayment plans are fair to creditors. Mr. Brown also has the responsibility of receiving monthly payments from debtors and distributing the funds proportionally to their creditors.


  Phoenix Bankruptcy Court Building


The purpose of this website is to serve as a resource to the chapter 13 community. The website is intended to provide debtors, creditors, attorneys, judges, and others the information  necessary to proceed through the chapter 13 process with ease.


This website disseminates information to interested parties about Chapter 13 but is not an encouragement for someone to file a bankruptcy petition under Chapter 13.


Please note that it is prohibited by law for the trustee and his staff to provide legal advice. We encourage parties requiring legal advice to retain a professional on their behalf.


For your convenience, there is a web page translator located at the bottom of each webpage.



Latest News:

7/10/14: A change was made to paragraphs (D) of the Model SOC Form.  Please use this latest version starting today. The latest version is available on the Forms Page of our website.




6/30/14: Changes were made to paragraphs (C) and (C)(7) of the Model SOC Form.  Please use this latest version starting today. Soon, not using the latest version will cause rejection of the proposed order. The latest version is available on the Forms Page of our website.


3/19/14: Judge Madeleine Wanslee was sworn in as the court's newest judge on March 17, 2014.


12/16/13: The Yuma Bankruptcy Court has moved. The new address is 98 West First Street, Yuma, AZ 85364.


10/23/13: The Trustee Expense Guidelines for Russell Brown and Edward Maney have been updated. Since the guidelines were not updated since 2008 you may use them for current cases with an unconfirmed plan. The document is available on the Links Page of our website.



Latest Site Updates:

7/10/14: Updated Model SOC Form on Forms Page.

7/10/14: Updated Office Directory on Contact Page.

6/30/14: Updated Model SOC Form on Forms Page.

6/20/14: Updated Taxes on FAQs Page.

6/20/14: Updated 341 Dates on 341 Locations Page



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