Chapter 13 Trustee Home Page

You have reached the website for Russell Brown, Chapter 13 Standing 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 meet the requirements of the bankruptcy code and rules of procedure. A Chapter 13 Trustee also has the responsibility of receiving monthly payments from debtors and distributing the funds according to the bankruptcy code, federal rules of bankruptcy procedure and local rules of bankruptcy procedure.


  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 understand the chapter 13 process.


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


Please note that the trustee and his staff do not provide legal advice. A bankruptcy trustee does not represent debtors or creditors. Parties in a bankruptcy case needing legal advice should retain a professional to represent them.


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



Latest News:

8/21/2014: The Social Security Administration (“SSA”) has advised the US Trustee’s  office that the SSA will discontinue providing Social Security Number printouts effective August 1, 2014, to protect the integrity of the Social Security number and prevent fraud.  For proof of Social Security Number, the person/debtor will have to request a replacement Social Security card by completing the application for a Social Security Card [Form SS-5] and providing the required documentation.


Here is the link to the fillable Form SS-5:


8/6/14: Check Your Judge Assignment and Hearing Location:  Due to recent changes on the Bankruptcy bench, your case may have been reassigned to a different judge.


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.


6/1/14: Bankruptcy Filing Fee Increases Effective June 1, 2014: Chapter 13 filing fee increases to $310.00.


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




Latest Site Updates:

1/13/16: Updated 341 Meeting Page.

12/9/15: Updated 341 Meeting Dates on 341 Meeting Locations Page.

12/9/15: Updated Office Directory on Contact Page.

11/18/15: Updated Link on Links Page.

11/18/15: Updated link on Case FAQs Page.






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