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.
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.
4/23/2013: As of April 1, 2013, the unsecured debt limit is changed to $383,175, and the secured debt limit is changed to $1,149,525.
4/22/2013: The Governor recently signed a Bill amending Arizona exemptions. This Bill can also be found on our Links Page.
2/19/2013: Bullhead City Meetings of creditors held after March 26, 2013 will be held at an alternate location. See the 341 Locations page for details.
2/13/2013: Russell Brown has hired a second Staff Attorney, Craig Friedrichs. The caseload assigned to our office will be divided by Judges:
Scott Lieske will cover cases assigned to Judge Curley, Judge Hollowell, Judge Collins, Judge Whinery, and Judge Marlar*.
Craig Friedrichs will cover cases assigned to Judge Nielsen, Judge Haines, Judge Ballinger, and Judge Baum*.
*Even though they have retired, Judge Marlar and Judge Baum have each decided to remain on “Recall Status” which means that they will each continue to be assigned cases. As part-time judges, they each will be assigned a caseload at 25% of the caseload assigned to the full-time judges.
Our Case Administrators will continue to be assigned based on case number. So it would be VERY helpful if any emails that you send to our office include the full case number and judge’s initials in the subject line so that your email will reach the correct person handling that matter.
1/15/2013: Our office is now accepting automated online payments through TFS Billpay. The Trustee has no affiliation with TFS.
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